Dr. Jennifer Stinson has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Now in its fifth year, the College recognizes and brings together an emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leaders of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. In total, the College named 52 scholars to its academy this year.
An internationally renowned researcher, Dr. Stinson is a Professor (status-only) at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. She is a Nurse Clinician Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Chronic Pain Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto.
Dr. Stinson’s clinical work focuses on working with children and youth with chronic pain and their families as part of an interdisciplinary pain team in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids. Her major clinical research interests are in the area of pain and symptom management and the use of e-health (internet) and m-health (mobile phones) technologies to improve the assessment and management of pain and other symptoms in children with chronic illnesses. She is also interested in developing and evaluating novel interprofessional paediatric pain curricula for health care professionals.
In 2014, the Royal Society of Canada society launched a special college to recognize and encourage leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration among Canada’s “new” generation of scholars, artists and scientists, with a focus on those who received their PhD within the last 15 years, have already received recognition for their scholarly excellence and have served as ambassadors of their fields.
The role of the members is to address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the college.