Kathrin Stoll

Research Associate, Birthplace Lab

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Kathrin Stoll has degrees in psychology and sociology, and recently completed an interdisciplinary PhD (midwifery/nursing/epidemiology) at the University of British Columbia. She has been active in academic and community based research for the past 10 years, with a focus on maternity care issues. She is co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research & Practice and is a part time lecturer in the European Master’s of Midwifery program.


University of British Columbia, Doctorate (Interdisciplinary Studies: Nursing, Midwifery, Epidemiology)
University of British Columbia, Masters (Sociology/Family Studies)
Simon Fraser University, Bachelors Degree (Psychology)

Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed publications:
2012 Hall W, Stoll K, Brown H, Hutton E. A prospective study of effects of psychological factors and sleep on obstetric interventions and birth outcomes among low-risk British Columbian women. Under review. BMC Pregnancy & Birth.

2012 Johnson P, Stoll K. Impact of remittances on refugees’ lives: Views of Sudanese and Vietnamese leaders and settlement counselors. Has been submitted to Journal of Immigration & Refugee Studies.

2012 Ellis C, Stoll K, Schummers L, Carty E, Vedam S. Assessment of the Midwifery Education Program at the University of British Columbia – A survey of the first 5 cohorts of graduates. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research & Practice; Under Review, March, 2012.

2012 Vedam S, Schummers L, Stoll K, Rogers J, Klein MC, Fairbrother N, Dharamsi S, Liston R, Kaczorowski J. The Canadian birth place study of provider experiences with planned home birth. Midwifery. Accepted June 2012; In Press.  

2012 Stoll K, Hall W. (2012). Childbirth education and obstetric interventions among low risk Canadian women: Is there a connection? Journal of Perinatal Education. In press.

2012 Hutton E, Stoll K, Taha N. An observational study of umbilical cord clamping practices of British Columbian maternity care providers. Birth. In press.

2012 Fairbrother N, Stoll K, Schummers L, Carty E. (2012). Obstetrician, family physician, or midwife: Preferences of the next generation of maternity care consumers. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research & Practice; Accepted November, 2011; in press.

2011 Kornelsen J, Stoll K, Grzybowski S. (2011). Development and psychometric testing of the rural pregnancy experience scale (RPES). Journal of Nursing Measurement, 19(2): 115-128.

2011 Grzybowski S, Stoll K, Kornelsen J. (2011). Distance matters: A population based study examining access to maternity services for rural women. BMC Health Services Research, 11: 147.

2011 Kornelsen J, Stoll K, Grzybowski S. (2011). Stress and anxiety associated with lack of access to maternity services for rural parturient women. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(1): 9-14.

2010 Stoll K. (2010). Methodological Triangulation in Midwifery Research. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research & Practice, 9(2): 17-24.

2010 Vedam S, Aaker J, Stoll K. (2010). Assessing certified nurse-midwives’ attitudes towards planned home birth. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 55(2): 133-142. 

2009 Vedam S, Stoll K, Aaker J, White S, Schummers L. (2009). Nurse-midwives’ experiences with planned home birth: Impact on attitudes and practice. Birth, 34(4): 274-282.

2009 Vedam S, Stoll K , Schummers L. (2009). What do certified nurse-midwives believe? Measuring CNM attitudes towards planned home birth (abstract). Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 54

2009 Hall WA, Hauck YL, Carty EM, Hutton EK, Fenwick J, Stoll K. (2009). Childbirth fear, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep deprivation in pregnant women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 38(5): 567-576.

2009 Stoll K, Fairbrother N, Carty E, Jordan N, Miceli C, Vostrcil Y, Willihnganz L. (2009). “It’s all the rage these days”: University students’ attitudes toward vaginal and cesarean birth. Birth, 36(2): 133-140.

2008 Fairbrother N, Hutton EK, Stoll K, Hall W, Kluka S. (2008). Psychometric evaluation of the Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue scale for use with pregnant and postpartum women. Psychological Assessment, 20(2): 150-158.

2008 Stoll K. (2008). Correlates and predictors of tobacco use among immigrant and refugee youth in a Western Canadian city. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 10(6): 567-574.

2008 Johnson PJ, Stoll K. (2008). Remittance patterns of Southern Sudanese refugee men: Enacting the global breadwinner role. Family Relations, 57(4): 431-443.

2008 Stoll K. (2008). Commentary on: Janssen, P.A., Ryan, E.M., Etches, D.J., Klein, M.C., & Reime, B. Outcomes of planned hospital births attended by midwives compared with physicians in British Columbia. Birth 2007; 34(2): 140-147. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research & Practice, 7(1): 38-39.

2008 Hutton EK, Saunders CA, Tu M, Stoll K, Berkowitz J; Early External Cephalic Version Trial Collaborators Group. (2008). Factors associated with a successful external cephalic version in the early ECV trial. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 30(1): 23-28.

2007 Stoll K, Johnson P. (2007). Determinants of the psychosocial adjustment of Southern Sudanese men. Journal of Refugee Studies, 20(4): 621-640.