Ian Pike is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia, and the Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
With over 30 years of experience in injury prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion, Dr. Ian Pike is dedicated to establishing a society free from preventable injuries. His research interests involve the prevalence and surveillance of preventable injuries across the lifespan and in communities, especially among children and youth, including among Canada’s Indigenous peoples.
He has successfully led three multi-year CIHR-supported research teams, including the exploration, classification, and evaluation of policy indicators for primary, secondary, and tertiary injury prevention among children and youth across Canada. He recently completed a three-year project funded by Transport Canada on the use of an evidence-informed social marketing campaign to reduce injuries and deaths among recreational boaters in BC.
Dr. Pike is also the Co-Executive Director of The Community Against Preventable Injuries (aka Preventable), an innovative social marketing organization working to change attitudes and behaviours toward preventable injuries. He has been recognized as an expert in injury prevention and social marketing, and has conducted over 100 interviews with local, national, and international news outlets on topics including drowning prevention, fire safety, road safety, work-related injury, and unintentional poisoning. Dr. Pike has been formally recognized for his work with a number of awards, including the 2017 UBC President’s Award for Public Education Through Media, and the Canadian Fire Chiefs of Canada 2019 Fire Researcher of the Year.
He holds masters and doctoral degrees in the science of physical education, sport, and recreation (exercise physiology and kinesiology). After completing his Master of Science and PhD at the University of Alberta, Dr. Pike led the Lower Mainland chapter of the Canadian Red Cross before joining UBC in 2004.