I received my BSc (Honours) from Mount Allison University in 2012, and recently completed my first year in the MSc Clinical Psychology program at Acadia University. Prior to my graduate studies, my position as research coordinator for Dr. Natalie Rosen (September 2012 – August 2013) established my interest in the field of sexual health and female sexual pain disorders. For my graduate thesis, I am currently exploring the associations between cognitions and pain and sexual impairment in women with provoked vestibulodynia. In addition to my clinical and research duties, I recently returned to the Couples and Sexual Health Lab as a part-time research assistant. During this time, I will be involved in a number of research projects and assisting with a treatment study for couples coping with PVD.
- Partners Experience Consequences, Too: A Comparison of the Sexual, Relational, and Psychological Adjustment of Women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder and Their Partners to Control Couples.
- Couples coping with PVD: Motivation to Meet a Partner’s Sexual Needs
- Navigating Pain and Intimacy in the Postpartum Period
- Samantha Dawson
- Polyamory gaining acceptance as a co-parenting family.