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Dr. Catriona Hippman

Postdoctoral Fellow


University of British Columbia

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Dr. Hippman is a postdoctoral research fellow with the BC Women's Reproductive Mental Health Program, the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and the University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing. Her fellowship is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Michael Smith Health Research BC, the Killam Trusts, the University of Calgary Eyes High Program, and the BC Women's Health Foundation, and her research work is additionally supported by generous gifts from an anonymous donor and iA Financial Group. Her doctoral work focused on how to support women deciding about how to care for their mental health during pregnancy. Her fellowship work aims to elucidate strategies best suited to the Canadian context for the care of women experiencing acute postpartum mental illness, through parallel lines of both qualitative and quantitative inquiry into Canadian and international experiences. She is a White settler, lives with panic disorder and recurrent depression, and is mother to two children. She also trained clinically as a genetic counsellor, and has been a certified genetic counselor since 2009.

Find Dr. Hippman on LinkedIn and Twitter: @catriona_hippma.

Area of Research Expertise
Perinatal mental health; Health service delivery; Patient-oriented research; Feminist, constructivist research; Pharmacogenetics; Decision-making