• Hall, Wendy

    Titles
    Affiliate Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia
    Degrees / Designations
    BN, MScN, PhD
    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Phone
    604-822-7447
    Fax
    604-822-7466
    Lab Phone
    604-822-7480
    Assistant
    Kathy Gregg
    Assistant Phone
    604-822-7480/1760
    Mailing Address
    T. 201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
    UBC School of Nursing,
    Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2B5
    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Child sleep problems
    • Child outcomes
    • Women's perinatal health
    • Care providers
    Summary

    My work involves examining the effects of behavioral sleep problems on children and their parents. I am particularly interested children's difficulty regulating emotions as a result of short and fragmented sleep. I am also interested in the effects on parents of responding to children's wakes at night in terms of depression, fatigue, and poor sleep quality. I am in the process of testing an intervention for infant behavioral sleep problems to reduce night waking.

    My work also involves examining women's health during pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. I am interested in the effects of fear of birth, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep deprivation on women's birth outcomes and the outcomes for their neonates. I am also interested in women's perceptions of birth and how their perceptions interact with those of care providers to affect their birth experiences. I have also studied the health of fathers in the postnatal period. 

    Current Projects
    Selected Publications
    Grants
    Honours & Awards
    Research Group Members