Dr. Nichole Fairbrother
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Family Practice
University of British Columbia
Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)
Dr. Nichole Fairbrother is a registered psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor with the UBC Department of Family Practice and the Island Medical Program. She a perinatal mental health investigator and head of the UBC Perinatal Anxiety Disorder Research Lab (PARLab). Dr. Fairbrother’s research is in the area of perinatal anxiety disorders and epidemiology, with a focus on new mothers’ thoughts of infant-related harm and perinatal obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Current research activities include a large-scale study of maternal thoughts of infant-related harm and their relation to postpartum OCD and child harm, and several inter-connected studies of fear of childbirth. She is currently in the planning stages for a study of perinatal anxiety disorder screening and two randomized controlled trials of online CBT for fear of childbirth, and postpartum OCD.