Alex Neville is a PhD candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Calgary. Alex has a particular interest in understanding the individual perspectives and experiences of children living with chronic pain and is committed to including the voices of patients and families in research. Broadly, Alex is interested in the influence of family factors and encounters with the medical system on children’s pain experiences, orientation to diagnosis, and treatment engagement. Her master’s thesis investigated the ways in which parents’ mental health and behaviors influence children’s experience of chronic pain. Currently, her research aims to understand the experience and impact of diagnostic uncertainty among youth with chronic pain, their families, and clinicians. Her doctoral research is funded by an Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship and a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Award. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Governor General’s Gold Medal and the Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence.
BA in Psychology, University of Guelph
MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary