Graduate Students

Kate Rancourt

Posted on May 8, 2017

Kate Rancourt

I am in my fifth year of the Clinical Psychology PhD program. I am originally from Calgary, Alberta and completed my Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Alberta in 2011. I have had a long-standing interest in interpersonal relationships and health. For my Honours research, I studied the influence of couples’ communication on their marital and psychological adjustment to colorectal cancer. As part of the Couples and Sexual Health Laboratory, I have extended my interest in couples’ interactions to study interpersonal factors that influence couples’ adjustment...

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Maria Glowacka

Posted on May 7, 2017

Maria Glowacka

I am a Clinical Psychology PhD student. I was born in Wroclaw Poland, but grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I completed my undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University and graduated with Honours in Psychology and a Forensic Psychology Certificate. Prior to entering graduate school, I was a research coordinator for Dr. Natalie Rosen (Jan 2010-September 2012) and this is when my interest in the sexual health field flourished. I have been a part of the Couples and Sexual Health Laboratory since September 2012. I am interested in female sexual pain disorders; more specifically in how various...

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Kathleen Merwin

Posted on May 6, 2017

I am in my second year of the Clinical Psychology PhD program. I am originally from Burlington, Ontario and I completed my Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Psychology at Queen’s University in 2015. My background is in developmental psychology and human sexuality, and I am particularly interested in exploring how aspects of sexuality develop and change over the lifespan. Specifically, I hope to examine the development of gender dysphoria and sexual dysfunction and pain disorders; more specifically, how interpersonal and psychological variables impact the interpersonal, sexual, and...

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Justin Dubé

Posted on May 5, 2017

Justin Dubé

I am in my first year of Dalhousie’s Clinical Psychology program. I grew up in Kingston, Ontario and earned my Bachelor of Science Honours degree from the University of Toronto. I first became interested in clinical psychology while learning about CBT in a class on cognition and psychopathology. I’ve had the opportunity to cultivate my passion for the field by working with inpatients at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health and volunteering with labs at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Couples and Sexual Health...

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Meghan Rossi

Posted on May 4, 2017

Meghan Rossi

I will be entering my first year of the Clinical Psychology program and I am thrilled to be joining the Couples and Sexual Health Laboratory. I grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and received my Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Prior to starting the program, I was a laboratory manager at the University of Toronto and research assistant at the Hospital for Sick Children. These experiences shaped my current research and clinical interests in chronic pain, health, and interpersonal relationships. My research aims to examine the biopsychosocial predictors...

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