Beth Payne is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in the Department of Anaesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics and a Visiting Assistant Professor for 2018 at UMC Utrecht. Her passion is to ensure all women have access to respectful and holistic, meaning it meets both physical and emotional needs, care during pregnancy, labour and after delivery.
Beth’s qualifications include a PhD from UBC (supervised by P von Dadelszen) and BSc (honours) from the University of Waterloo. Her doctoral research included development, validation and pilot testing of the miniPIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk) clinical risk prediction model and conversion of this model into a mobile health decision aid for use by community health workers in low-resourced settings. Her postdoctoral work has focused on implementation and evaluation of the PIERS mobile health app through the CLIP (Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia) cluster randomized controlled trials.
As a postdoctoral fellow and graduate student Beth has received several awards including a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship award; the Women’s Health Research Foundation doctoral award; the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI) award for excellence in research methodology and the CFRI award for outstanding achievement as a Masters student. She is active as a research mentor and collaborator in Canada and internationally through membership in the BC Midwifery research network, BC Children’s Hospital Centre for International Child Health, Brazilian Prematurity reduction through pre-eclampsia care study (PREPARE), PRECISE (PREgnancy Care Integrating translational Science, Everywhere) sub-Saharan network for placental disorders and the Pre-eclampsia, Eclampsia, Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment (PRE-EMPT) initiatives.