Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and Care 2325-9639

Celeste Johnston

Celeste Johnston, PhD
Ingram School of Nursing
McGill University, Canada

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Dr. Celeste Johnston is Emeritus Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, Montreal and Scientist at the IWK Health Centre, Halifax. She has associate appointments at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Ste. Justine’s Hospital, Montreal. She is past-President of the Canadian Pain Society, past-Secretary of the Special Interest Group for Pain in Children of International Association for the Study of Pain and was elected Councillor to that association in 2008. During her term as President of the Canadian Pain Society from 2000-2003, she formed the Canadian Pain Coalition, a partnership of pain patient groups, health care professionals, and scientists. She is the recipient of several awards for her research on pain in children including, among others, the Distinguished Career Award of the Canadian Pain Society and Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award. Her research, funded mostly by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is focused on measurement and non-pharmacological management of pain in preterm neonates, animal models of neonatal pain, and changing health care professionals’ practices related to pain management.

Research Interest

Dr. Johnston’s research interests focus on non-pharmacologic interventions for pain in infants, with a particular focus on pre-term infants. Other areas include measurement of pain in infants and improving pain management practices by health care professionals.


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