Overview

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.

Publications

Anger in the context of postnatal depression: An integrative review
Birth
Christine H. Ou, Wendy A. Hall
DOI: 10.1111/birt.12356
05/2018

Evaluation of an Internet-Based Behavioral Intervention to Improve Psychosocial Health Outcomes in Children With Insomnia (Better Nights, Better Days): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
JMIR Research Protocols
Penny V Corkum, Graham J Reid, Wendy A Hall, Roger Godbout, Robyn Stremler, Shelly K Weiss, Reut Gruber, Manisha Witmans, Christine T Chambers, Esmot Ara Begum, Pantelis Andreou, Gabrielle Rigney
DOI: 10.2196/resprot.8348
03/2018

Evaluation of an Internet-Based Behavioral Intervention to Improve Psychosocial Health Outcomes in Children With Insomnia (Better Nights, Better Days): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
Penny V Corkum, Graham J Reid, Wendy A Hall, Roger Godbout, Robyn Stremler, Shelly K Weiss, Reut Gruber, Manisha Witmans, Christine T Chambers, Esmot Ara Begum, Pantelis Andreou, Gabrielle Rigney
DOI: 10.2196/preprints.8348
07/2017

Sleep disorders in children with cerebral palsy: An integrative review
Sleep Medicine Reviews
Ana Luíza P.A. Lélis, Maria Vera L.M. Cardoso, Wendy A. Hall
DOI: 10.1016/j.smrv.2015.11.008
12/2016

Why are young Canadians afraid of birth? A survey study of childbirth fear and birth preferences among Canadian university students.
Midwifery
DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.07.017
2014

Research
Research Group Members

Kathy Gregg
Judith G Hall, Investigator Emerita, BC Children's Hospital
Amy Ho