Current Projects

Examining Patterns of Parental Anger in the Pregnancy during the Pandemic Cohort Study

A landscape photographic style image of a silhouette of a female presenting person who is pregnancy. The logo the Pregnancy During the Pandemic project is overlayed on the image.

While postpartum depression and anxiety are recognized as common mood problems during pregnancy and after birth, intense anger (colloquially, ‘mom rage’) is a mood problem that has been neglected in research and is not well understood in connection with other postpartum mood problems such as depression and anxiety. We are analyzing the patterns of parental anger in the Pregnancy during the Pandemic Cohort study (PIs: Drs. Lianne, Gerry Giesbrecht, Catherine Lebel).

We want to:

  1. Determine if there are groups of parents who experience increasing or persisting anger
  2. Examine the risk factors for increasing and persisting patterns of anger

Nighttime Parenting Study

A simple banner style image of the logo for the Parent-Baby Sleep study.

We are looking to survey all parents who have a baby between 6-18 months of age, including single, adoptive, straight, LGBTQIA2S+ parents who live in Canada. We especially want to know how couples organize nighttime care for their infants and about their sleep and their baby’s sleep and invite parents to participate in a survey and a virtual interview. 

    CIHR Sleep Consortium: Patient Priority Setting for Sleep Health and Equity in Canada

    A photographic style image of a man on a bed with his baby on his chest sleeping. The man is viewing his mobile device.

    We are conducting a series of priority-setting workshops equity deserving groups to create a network of patient advisory groups to identify priorities for sleep research in Canada.

      Contact Us


      School of Nursing, University of Victoria
      3800 Finnerty Road, HSD Building, Room A402a
      Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 5C2