Where are They Now? C2E2 Alumni Chantelle Bailey tells her story

Dr. Bailey has a diverse background which includes in implementation, clinical audit (governance), research and evaluation within specialties such as Pediatrics, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiology and Emergency Medicine within NHS hospitals. Key responsibilities included developing tools for evaluating key priorities for implementation from clinical guidelines identifying, collating, validating and reporting in-hospital post-intervention adverse events. Data were used to inform the development of patient care algorithms, integrated care pathways and clinical standards within these clinical specialties.

She joined C2E2 as a CIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Department of Emergency Medicine (University of British Columbia) under the supervision of Drs. Corinne Hohl and Ellen Balka. This fellowship focused on optimising the documentation, communication and reporting of adverse drug events between care providers and across healthcare sectors.

Her current research interests include:

  • pain medicine e.g. management of chronic cancer/non-cancer pain in expectant mothers and paediatric populations
  • understanding of the affordances and barriers of developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating health policy, particularly in national emergency crises such as the current pan-Canadian opioid epidemic, where a rapid policy response is required  

Dr. Bailey was recently awarded a Health System Impact Fellowship which is being undertaken at the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the University of Toronto. It focuses on investigating the roles of advanced nurses i.e. nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists in the models of care for managing pain with a specific focus on opioid pharmacotherapy.  She currently represents CNA on national initiatives including the Joint Statement of Action (JSA) Opioid Response Partners initiative and Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management (CSEPM).  She also contributes to CNA’s policy work on both medical and non-medical cannabis.