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Women's Health Researchers

IWK women’s health researchers focus on safeguarding maternal health and wellbeing in pregnancy, labour and birth, as well as women’s comfort, safety and wellbeing following surgical procedures.

Vicky Allen, managing risk in labour and birth

Tony Armson, improving pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies

Linda Dodds, impact of prenatal environmental exposures

Ron George, controlling pain in labour and after surgery

Donna Gilmour, women’s recovery from gynecologic surgery

Sara Kirk, impact of obesity on labour and delivery

Peter MacDougall, preventing chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

Dr. Dolores McKeen, protecting women's comfort and safety in labour and surgery

Heather Scott and Jo-Ann Brock, screening for pre-natal risk

The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.