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  • Perri Tutelman, BHSc. (Hons)


Dr. Christine T. Chambers

Program of Study:

PhD in Clinical Psychology

Project Title:

Pain in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Brian Dufton Memorial Prize, awarded by the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia for outstanding graduate achievement in psychology, 2017
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2016
  • Graduate Studentship Award (Honourary), IWK Health Centre, 2016
  • McCarlie Award (top ranked child health IWK studentship applicant), 2016
  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2016
  • Scotia Scholars Award (PhD; Honourary), Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, 2016
  • Colleen Elliot Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, 2016 
  • Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship (PhD; Honourary), Dalhousie University, 2016
  • Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2015
  • Killam Predoctoral Scholarship (Level 1; Honourary), Dalhousie University, 2015
  • Scotia Scholars Award (Master’s; Honourary), Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, 2015                                 
  • Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship (Master's; Honourary), Dalhousie University, 2015
  • D.O. Hebb Master's Post-Graduate Prize, Dalhousie University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, 2015

Career Aspirations:

My clinical and research interests lie in the area of pediatric health psychology, and the role of psychosocial and family variables in childhood pain. My long-term goal is to become a clinician-scientist with a program of research focused on evaluating and addressing psychosocial health in children with cancer and their families. 


IWK Health Centre


Dowhaniuk, J.K., Mileski, H., Saab, J., Tutelman, P.R., Thabane, L. & Brill, H. (In press). The Gluten Free Diet: Assessing Adherence in a Pediatric Celiac Disease Population. Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. 

Tutelman, P.R., Chambers, C., Stinson, J., Parker, J., Barwick, M., Witteman, H., Jibb, L., Stinson, H., Fernandez, C., Nathan, P., Campbell, F. & Irwin, K. (2018). The Implementation Effectiveness of a Freely Available Pediatric Cancer Pain Assessment 

Application: A Pilot Implementation Study. JMIR Cancer. 4(2):e10280. DOI: 10.2196/10280
Higgins, K.S., Tutelman, P.R., Chambers, C.T., Witteman, H.O., Barwick, M., Corkum, P., Grant, D., Stinson, J.N., Lalloo, C., Robins, S., Orji, R. & Jordan I. (2018). Researcher-led eHealth Tools for Pain Assessment and Management: Do They Really Benefit End-Users or Contribute to Research Waste? Pain Reports, 3, e686. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000686.

Tutelman, P.R., Dol, J., Tougas, M.E. & Chambers C.T. (2018). Navigating your Social Media Presence: Opportunities and Challenges. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 6(3), 289-298.

Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., Parker, J.A., Aubrey, K., Eisen, S., Tutelman, P.R., Morrongiello, B., Moore, C., McGrath, P.J., Yanchar, N.L., von Baeyer, C.L. (2018). Boo-boos as the building blocks of pain expression: An observational examination of parental responses to everyday pains in toddlers. Canadian Journal of Pain, 2(1), 74–86.

Tutelman, P. R., Chambers, C. T., Stinson, J. N., Parker, J. A., Fernandez, C. V., Witteman, H. O., … Irwin, K. (2018). Pain in Children With Cancer: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Parent Management. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 34(3), 198.

Tutelman, P.R., & Chambers, C.T. (2016).  Moving from Knowledge to Action in Pediatric Pain: A Look at the Past, Present and Future. Pediatric Pain Letter, 18(3). Retrieved from 

Tutelman, P. R., Aubert, G., Milner, R. A., Dalal, B. I., Schultz, K. R. & Deyell, R. J. (2013). Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria phenotype cells and leucocyte subset telomere length in childhood acquired aplastic anaemia. British Journal of Haematology, 164, 717-721. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12656

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