Building on the 7 year PREEMPT project led by Professors Magee and von Dadelszen at the University of British Columbia, PRECISE will work with the Global Women’s Health Research team at UBC to deliver the PRECISE programme of work.

Read more about PREEMPT here to see the fantastic programme of work that has been essential for the development of many components that make up PRECISE including CRADLE, miniPIERS, POM and more.

PRECISE team members based at UBC are;

Marianne Vidler

Marianne Vidler is responsible for research leadership, direction, management planning, and implementation of the five PRE-EMPT projects across multiple international research jurisdictions. Marianne manages the PRE-EMPT finances and sub-site agreements and ensures that contract deliverables, budget targets, timeline targets, and project activity targets are met. Marianne also provides oversight to UBC-based project staff and handles all human resources activities for the research group. Marianne is an active member of the CLIP team and assists in project co-ordination.

Marianne received a Bachelor of Arts (with honours) degree in Health Sciences and a Masters in Public Health at Simon Fraser University in 2011, where her research focused on the obstetric referral system in rural Mexico. Marianne has also recently completed her doctoral degree in Reproductive and Developmental Science and UBC. Her doctoral research focused on community knowledge, attitudes and practices related to obstetric care in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Larry Li

Larry Li is the Senior Database Manager and System Analyst in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada.  Over the past 7 years, he has been working closely with research managers, co-ordinators, programmers, and analysts on databases system architecture, implementation, and data management processes on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded the CLIP (Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia) cluster randomised controlled trial in India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Mozambique .  In addition to the CLIP trial, he is intimately involved with the STRIDER (Sildenafil Therapy In Dismal Prognosis Early-Onset Intrauterine Growth Restriction) randomised controlled trials in UK, NZ/Aus, Dutch and Canada separately. He leads software programmers and works with trial managers and data analyst to design and spearheaded development of the trial randomisation and study drug allocation systems, monitor study drug inventory at sites, test/optimise system platforms, and develop quality assurance tools. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in managing IT and data/database for research studies such as fullPIERS and miniPIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk), CIPHER (Collaborative Integrated Pregnancy High-Dependency Estimate Of Risk), CPN (Canadian Perinatal Network), MAG-CP (Magnesium Sulphate For Fetal Neuroprotection To Prevent Cerebral Palsy), CHIPS-Child (a follow-up study to Control of Hypertension In Pregnancy Study), and EMMA (Evaluating Maternal And Fetal Markers Of Adverse Placental Outcomes).

Domena Tu

Domena Tu is a Software Application Developer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  She works with trial managers, coordinators and data analysts under the guidance of the Senior Database Manager in the implementation and data integration of various clinical research database systems.  Her recent projects include the CLIP (Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia) cluster randomised controlled trials in India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Mozambique, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and the STRIDER (Sildenafil Therapy In Dismal Prognosis Early-Onset Intrauterine Growth Restriction) randomised controlled trials in that were held independently in UK, NZ/Aus, Dutch and Canada.  In PRECISE , Domena is deeply involved in setting up and maintaining the DHIS2 (District Health Information System 2) platform for data collection and monitoring and the Baobab LIMS biobanking system used for samples collection and repositories.

Maggie Woo Kinshella

Maggie Woo Kinshella is the Global health Research Coordinator with the PRE-EMPT project. Born and raised in Vancouver, Maggie obtained a MA in Cultural Medical Anthropology and a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of British Colombia.

Maggie is passionate about global health, gender and reducing inequalities in health. As such, she has worked as a consultant in the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver,  youth health across BC, maternal and child health in Ethiopia, sex-and-gender-based violence prevention in Western Kenya and with the intersection of food security and maternal and child health in rural Tanzania.  She speaks some Spanish, Cantonese Chinese, Amharic and KiSwahili.

Outside of work, Maggie enjoys cycling, reading SF/fantasy books and is an avid traveler and writer.

Jeff Bone

Jeff Bone is a Research Analyst/Statistician for the CLIP trials. He has a MSc in Statistics from the University of British Columbia. He is originally from Victoria, British Columbia. Before moving to Vancouver, he completed an Honors BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Victoria.

In the past couple of years, he has been involved in a range of consulting and research projects from subjects such as evolutionary biology, medicine, finance, and education. Outside of work, Jeff is an avid sports fan, soccer player, and loves to cook and travel.