Catriona Hippman

Dr. Catriona Hippman is a postdoctoral fellow and certified genetic counselor 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.

Catriona completed her PhD in 2020 in the UBC Interdisciplinary Studies program, co-supervised by Dr. Jehannine Austin and Dr. Lynda Balneaves, supported by a CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Doctoral Research Award, UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship, and a UBC Four Year Fellowship. Her doctoral work focused on how we can better support women who are trying to decide whether to take antidepressants during pregnancy.

Catriona’s fellowship work with Drs. Gillian Hanley and Dawn Kingston is using an integrated knowledge translation approach to investigate models of care for supporting women requiring hospitalization for acute postpartum mental illness, and is supported by an MSFHR Research Trainee award, a CIHR Fellowship, a University of Calgary Killam Fellowship, a University of Calgary Eyes High Fellowship, and the BC Women’s Health Foundation.