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Nichole Fairbrother, PhD, RPsych

  • Country: CAN

Dr. Nichole Fairbrother is an assistant professor with the UBC Department of Psychiatry and the Island Medical Program. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2002, and subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in women’s reproductive health through the Child and Family Research Institute and the UBC Department of Health Care and Epidemiology. Dr. Fairbrother’s research is in the area of reproductive mental health with an emphasis on perinatal anxiety disorders and epidemiology. Her current research projects include (1) a CIHR-funded study of maternal postpartum thoughts of infant-related harm and their relation to postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder (ppOCD), (2) a study of maternal perinatal anxiety disorders prevalence, (3) a series of experiments to investigate cognitive and affective responses to infant crying and infant shaking, and (4) an online survey to assess the newly developed Childbirth Fear Questionnaire (CFQ) as a screening tool for specific phobia, fear of childbirth.