Dr. Dawn Kingston is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. She and her research team are passionate about improving women’s mental health during pregnancy, postpartum and beyond into the childrearing years. Her team develops and tests better ways to detect and treat stress, depression and anxiety in pregnancy and beyond using non-drug approaches. Dawn’s team is leading the field of perinatal mental health in developing novel e-technologies for screening and therapy that can be widely accessed no matter where women live. Dawn and her team also research the effect of poor maternal mental health on child mental health and development in order to help women and their families have the best start in life.