Professor Kenneth Craig PhD

Professor Emeritus


Faculty of Arts

University of British Columbia

Dr. Ken Craig is a Clinical Psychologist and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology at UBC. He serves as the BC Pain Research Network Director. Honours have included status as a CIHR Senior Investigator, the Canada Council I.W. Killam Research Fellowship, the Canadian Pain Society Distinguished Career Award, the Canadian Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science, appointment as an Honorary Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and the Distinguished Career Award of its Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood, and the American Pain Society Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief. He has served as President of the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Psychological Association, and became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2015. His research is currently funded by CIHR, the US NIH, and the MSFHR.

His research interests include:

  • Measurement of pain, specifically the advantages of nonverbal measures, including facial expression
  • Pain in nonverbal populations and those with communication limitations, including infants, young children, and people with cognitive impairment, including dementias
  • Social and developmental influences on pain perception and expression
  • Biases in judgements of pain and delivery of care

Research Keywords: assessment, social determinants, developmental processes, nonverbal communication

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