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Jillian Vinall, PhD

  • Country: Canada

I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar co-supervised by Dr. Melanie Noel (Psychologist and Assistant Professor in Psychology, University of Calgary) and Dr. Nivez Rasic (Anesthesiologist and Clinical Lead of the Vi Riddell Children’s Pain & Rehabilitation Program, Alberta Children’s Hospital) in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the University of Calgary, Alberta Canada. In 2015, I completed a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Ruth Grunau (Psychologist and Professor in Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia) and Dr. Steven Miller (Head of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor in Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario). I have been studying pediatric pain in both healthy and clinical populations for over a decade. I have experience and expertise in both acute and chronic pain, and the transitions in-between, from infancy through to early adulthood.