Alumni

Undergraduate honours students

  • Aliza Markert (2013 to 2014)
  • Nicole Snowball (2014 to 2015)
  • Maggie MacLellan (2014 to 2015)
  • Jaimie Beveridge (2015 to 2016)
  • Michelle Flynn (2015 to 2016)

Undergraduate directed research project students

  • Gillian Boudreau (2014 to 2015)
  • Megan Wood (2015 to 2016)

Volunteers

  • Laura Lambe (2011 to 2014)
  • Stéphanie Gauvin (2011 to 2014)
  • Renee Kinden (2012 to 2013)
  • Aliza Markert (2011 to 2013)
  • Nicole Snowball (2013 to 2014)
  • Miriam Eid  (2013 to 2014)
  • Celine Morais (2015)
  • Diana Jo Bori (2015)
  • Brittanie Mercer (2014 to 2016)
  • Cassis Fralic (2013 – 2016)
  • Emily O’Brien – (2016 to 2017)
  • Amanda Carson (Post-undergrad; 2016 to 2017)

Research Staff

  • Alexandra Anderson (2012 to 2015)
  • Nicole Snowball (2015 to 2017)
  • Kayla Mooney (2015 to 2017)

Kayla Mooney

Posted on May 7, 2017

Kayla Mooney

I graduated from Acadia University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology. For my honours thesis, I worked under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Price (Acadia University) and Dr. Angela Connors (Forensic Sexual Behaviour Program, Dartmouth) examining impulsivity amongst individuals who committed sexual crimes against children. I joined the lab in August of 2014 as a research coordinator for the Genito-Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum study. My duties as research coordinator include participant recruitment and management, logistical support, and data collection. I am also a research assistant for the other ongoing projects in the lab, including the ‘Daily Goals in Couples with Vulvodynia’ study, the ‘Comparison of Couple Therapy and Medical Treatment for Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD)’ study, and the ‘Factors Impacting Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Satisfaction in First Time Parents’ study. I have a wide range of research interests, mainly including forensic psychology and human sexuality topics. Outside of the academic setting, I have had a lifelong passion for figure skating, and enjoy almost all forms of physical activity.

Nicole Snowball

Posted on May 5, 2017

Nicole Snowball

I recently graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology. I have been involved in the Couples and Sexual Health Lab since the fall of 2013, in a number of capacities. First I was a volunteer assisting with various tasks, and then I completed my honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Rosen and Kate Rancourt. My thesis ‘Please Don’t Touch Me Like That: Responses of Women with and without Sexual Problems to Partner Touch in Romantic Relationships’ examined the emotional and physical responses of women to partner touch while in romantic relationships. I am currently a research assistant in the lab, assisting primarily in the ‘We Need to Talk: The Influence of Disclosure of Sexual Problems on Sexual and Relationship Well-Being’ study, and providing participant support for the ‘Daily Goals in Couples with Vulvodynia’ study. My research interests are mainly in human sexuality and its relation to theories of feminism. My interests outside of academia include the craft beer industry, environmentalism, and food ethics.

Jaimie Beveridge

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

I am in the fourth year of completing my BA with Honours in Psychology degree. I started volunteering in the Couples and Sexual Health Lab last September and this year I will be working on my Honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Natalie Rosen and Sarah Vannier. My thesis is looking at the reasons why women do not engage in sexual activity during their pregnancies and whether these reasons influence women’s sexual distress, sexual and romantic satisfaction, and sexual functioning. I am looking forward to the upcoming year working on my thesis as it corresponds with my interest in clinical and health psychology and, in particular, how research findings can inform better treatments for both clinical and healthy populations.

Michelle Flynn

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

I started volunteering in the Couples and Sexual Health Lab in January 2015 to explore my interest in health psychology and human sexuality. This school year I will complete my honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Natalie Rosen and Kate Rancourt. Upon completion of my Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology, I hope to continue studying psychology in graduate school. Though my research interests are varied, I am particularly interested in how people cope with illness and how this affects their quality of life and social relationships.

Megan Wood

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

I am working on an independent study this year in the Couples and Sexual Health Research Laboratory after moving to Halifax from Ontario. I recently completed my Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology at Queen’s University and am completing a few more undergraduate classes at Dalhousie along with my independent study. This year I am researching the association of the first disclosure of sexual problems, and its subsequent impact on relationship and sexual satisfaction. I will also be investigating whether there are any demographic differences between those who disclose sexual problems and those who do not.

Maggie MacLellan

Posted on Sep 23, 2014

Maggie MacLellan

I am going into my fourth year of my undergraduate degree. I am working on completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Psychology. I began volunteering in the Couples and Sexual Health Lab this spring (2014), and I will begin my Honours project with the lab in the fall. For my Honours research, I will be working under the supervision of Dr. Natalie Rosen and Maria Glowacka to develop and validate sexual contingency as a novel measure of self worth.

Alex Anderson

Posted on Jun 23, 2014

Alex Anderson

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.