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Rebecca Pillai Riddell

Expert in early childhood development and pain in medical contexts

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology

York Research Chair in Pain and Mental Health

Phone (Office): 416-736-2100 Ext. 20177

For more information go to

Faculty of Health Profile
Ouch Lab Website
YFile - Ten emerging and established researchers appointed York Research Chairs
YFile - Parents key to reducing baby’s distress in the doctor’s office
YFile - York researcher brings her research on infant pain to Café scientifique
YFile - York-led study finds urgent need to define chronic pain in babies
YFile - York prof wins early career award for pain research with babies
Toronto Star - Those Wiggles just keep rolling
TEDxYorkU - Why Infants in Pain are Allowed to Think Adults Sometimes Suck | Rebecca Pillai Riddell
YouTube - Bringin' up Baby: Soothing the Pain
Radio Canada International - Fear of needles depends on parent behaviour: study
Radio Canada International -The LINK Online
MSN - Scared Of Needles? Blame Mum And Dad
YFile - Pain study links parent behaviour to children's fear of needles
EurekAlert! - York U's OUCH lab pain study links children's fear of needles to parent behaviour
CTV News - 5 ways to make needles painless for kids
NPR - Parents Can Help Reduce Pain And Anxiety From Vaccinations
Media Release - Research shows parents help shape how much pain, distress preschoolers feel after vaccination needles
Parents can help minimize children's pain from vaccinations, study says


Access to Psychological Service Award for Excellence and Innovation - 2014
Canadian Psychological Association Foundation

Routh Early Career Award - 2011
American Psychological Association Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology)

President’s New Researcher Award - 2010
Canadian Psychological Association

Early Researcher Award - 2009
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (Early Career ) - 2009
Faculty of Health, York University

Canadian Pain Society - 2009
Early Career Award

New Investigator in Infant Pain - 2007-2014
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - 2004-2005 (Declined 2005-2007)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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