Dr. Christine Ou

Dr. Christine Ou
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Accepting PhD Students

Office: HSD A448


Area of expertise

Sleep; children; perinatal/maternal mental health; parenting; policy; knowledge translation; mixed methods; relational autonomy

Dr. Christine Ou joined the UVic School of Nursing as an assistant professor in 2021. Having begun her career as a pediatric registered nurse, she continues to support children and families with a program of research focused on the sleep and psychosocial well-being of families with infants and children.

Dr. Ou was recognized as a UBC Public Scholar and Applied Sciences Rising Star for her knowledge translation work with Niagara Public Health and Pacific Post Partum Support Society. She is an active Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative (CPMHC) national committee member and a dedicated advocate for a national strategy for perinatal mental health in Canada.

To promote the health of children and families, she is engaged in several intersecting lines of research:

  1. Examining mood (anger, depression, and anxiety), sleep, co-parenting, and well-being in parents of infants and young children.
  2. Investigating individual, family, and social factors associated with children’s developmental outcomes.
  3. Establishing priorities for integrated perinatal mental health care.