Bruce Dick Bio
Bruce Dick received his B.Sc. at the University of Alberta in 1997. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University in 2002. His doctoral research was carried out in the Pediatric Pain Research Laboratory. During his doctoral studies, his research focused on the effects of chronic pain on attentional function using both neuropsychological and neurophysiological measures. Some of his doctoral research and clinical training related to chronic pain was also completed at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK. In addition to his interest in pain, Dr. Dick also completed research and training related to the assessment and remediation of childhood learning disabilities.
Following his internship at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he was an AHFMR Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital. His research and clinical interests during this fellowship included chronic pain in children, pediatric reading disabilities, and language development in children with hearing impairment. Dr. Dick joined the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in July, 2003. His current research activities are primarily focused on the effects of chronic pain on cognitive function across the lifespan.