Congratulations to Dr. Emma Morton, Recipient of the CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship!

 

Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Emma Morton, who has been awarded the prestigious CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2020-2021!

Dr. Morton is a member of the CREST.BD research team led by Dr. Erin Michalak. Her research project, titled “Towards a future optimising quality of life in bipolar disorder: A focus on digital health,” aims to improve understanding of what users with bipolar disorder are looking for in a mental health app, how they interact with such an intervention over time, and what factors influence quality of life outcomes. In order to benefit the lives of users with bipolar disorder, such apps must not only be effective, but must also be appealing, usable, and engaging, and this program of research will contribute to the design, evaluation, and iteration of a novel smartphone app to optimize quality of life in bipolar disorder.

Congratulations to Dr. Morton on this outstanding achievement!

Read more about her research project, which is featured in a UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Spotlight story.