Catriona Hippman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Staff

PhD Interdisciplinary studies

University of British Columbia, 2020

MSc - Genetic counselling

University of British Columbia, 2007

BSc - Biology

Queen's University, 2005

BA (Honours) - Psychology

Queen's University, 2004

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Research Interests

  • Perinatal mental health
  • Health service delivery
  • Patient-oriented research
  • Feminist, constructivist research
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Decision-making


Dr. Catriona Hippman is a Postdoctoral Fellow with a focus on promoting maternal mental health. Her vision is for all women to feel empowered to care for their mental health, and her mission is to improve women’s reproductive mental health through translational research.

She completed her PhD in 2020 in the UBC Interdisciplinary Studies program, co-supervised by Dr. Jehannine Austin and Dr. Lynda Balneaves. Dr. Hippman’s doctoral work focused on how we can better support women who are trying to decide whether to take antidepressants during pregnancy.

Dr. Hippman’s fellowship work with Dr. Dawn Kingston will investigate models of care for supporting women requiring hospitalization for acute postpartum mental illness.

She also trained clinically as a genetic counsellor, and has been a certified genetic counselor since 2009.


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