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Dianne Creighton

Position: 

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Psychologist, Neonatal Follow-up Clinic
Alberta Children's Hospital

Phone: 
(403) 955-7963
Address: 

Neonatal Follow-up Clinic
Alberta Children's Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail, NW
Calgary, AB  T3B 6A8

Research Activities: 

High-risk infant follow-up, including psychological and neurodevelopmental outcomes for infants born extremely preterm, infants who underwent complex pediatric therapies, and infants exposed to other early risk factors.

Primary Area of Research:

My work with extremely preterm infants has included cognitive outcomes, learning profiles, emotional and behavioural adaptation, and executive function of these children as they approach school age.

I am a member of the Steering Committee for the Canadian Neonatal Follow-up Network, a collaboration of follow-up programs across Canada that facilitates research to identify factors that lead to improved neurodevelopmental outcomes. I am also

involved in a multicenter collaboration of Western Canadian programs that follow children who experienced specific complex life-threatening conditions treated with new technologies. I am interested in the long term psychological outcomes of these early interventions, including intellectual, social, emotional, behavioural and pre-academic indicators.

Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Certifications: 

R.Psych

Administrative Assistant: 

Nissa Thobani
Phone: 403.955.7326