Dr. Catriona Hippman

Dr. Hippman is a white, settler, cis/hetero mother of two kids, a certified genetic counsellor specializing in mental health, and a research fellow in reproductive psychiatry at BC Women’s Hospital. Her doctoral work focused on how to support women deciding about how to care for their mental health during pregnancy. In her first fellowship, she worked on an environmental scan of infrastructure in support of perinatal mental health screening and care across Canada, a scoping review of the virtual delivery of interventions to support infant mental health, and updates to the BC Reproductive Mental Health guidelines. In August 2021, she started a second fellowship with the University of Calgary and her work there 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. This work 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.


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