Nicole George
Nicole GeorgePhD Candidate

Nicole George, PhD Candidate


Nicole George completed her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Windsor (’16), where she had the opportunity to work with chronic pain patients in physiotherapy clinics, chiropractic clinics, and community health programs. She then completed her Master’s degree in Neuroscience at McGill University (’19), where her research focused on the underlying neurobiology of chronic pain within the spinal cord. Nicole hopes to combine these training backgrounds during her doctoral degree, to study integrated care models for chronic pain that address the biopsychosocial nature of pain.

More About Nicole

Nicole is interested in patient-oriented and community-led research. For her PhD, Nicole intends to examine meaningful, bi-directional patient engagement for collaborative, person-centered care. In particular, she is interested in integrating community support networks into interdisciplinary chronic pain management, as part of a learning health community.

Nicole is involved with several PCHI projects within the chronic pain research stream, including CHOIR, eConsult, Empowered Relief, and a Learning Health System for Chronic Pain. She also helps with lab-wide systematic reviews on indicators of chronic pain, computer decision support for chronic pain referrals, and the usability of technologies for shared decision making.

Additionally, Nicole works part time for McGill Teaching and Learning Services, where she develops and delivers skills workshops for graduate students.

Projects Nicole is Involved In

Did you know ?

Nicole co-created and hosts the Superwomen in Science podcast.

Nicole has played ringette her entire life.

Nicole enjoys knitting (especially creations for her pug, Sweet Pea)

Featured Publication

Sex differences in the contributions of spinal atypical PKCs and downstream targets to the maintenance of nociceptive sensitization.

Nicole has published in both peer-reviewed and popular outlets

Research Profiles

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2020: Doctoral Award: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

  • 2020: RI-MUHC Studentship, Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill

  • 2019: Edith Strauss Knowledge Translation Grant, Edith Strauss Foundation

  • 2019: Entrance Scholarship, Rehabilitation Science, McGill University

  • 2017: Returning Student Award, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University

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