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

PRECISE Programme Manager

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

Senior Database Manager

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

Software Application Developer

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

PhD student (Nutrition)

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 the Biostatistical Lead at B.C. Children’s Hospital Research Institute, where he collaborates across a range of disciplines. He has been the primary statistician on several large global health studies in maternal and neonatal health, including the Community Level Interventions for Pre-Eclampsia (CLIP) trials. He has a MSc in Statistics from the University of British Columbia, an Honours BSc in Mathematics from the University of Victoria and is currently completing a PhD in Reproductive Science with a focus in perinatal epidemiology. His statistical interests are primarily in causal inference for observational data, prediction modeling and cluster randomized trials.

Kelly Pickerill

Research Coordinator

Kelly Pickerill is a Research Coordinator with the PRE-EMPT, PRECISE and PRECISE-DYAD projects, and has been involved with the coordination of PRECISE-DYAD and the PRECISE conceptual framework activities. She is passionate about maternal and reproductive health, gender (in)equality, and the environment.

Prior to joining PRE-EMPT, Kelly’s research concerned women’s work and health in Uganda’s small-scale fisheries. She has previously worked with a number of education and advocacy-focused initiatives based out of East Africa, and with community-led climate change research in the North. Kelly has a Master of Arts in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University.