Postdoctoral Fellows

Serena Corsini-Munt, PhD

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

Serena Corsini-Munt, PhD

Dr. Serena Corsini-Munt is a postdoctoral fellow in the Couples and Sexual Heath (CaSH) Lab – she holds a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship for 2016-2018.

Her research focuses on the application of motivation theory to sexual desire, couples’ definitions of sexual desire, and investigating the impact of sexual desire problems on couples. Her dissertation research addressed the development and testing of a novel psychological intervention for couples living with genito-pelvic pain (experiencing pain during sex).

During her fellowship, Serena plans to extend her work in the area of sexual desire to better understand its role in sexual and relational well-being for couples. Serena completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Université de Montréal.

Sarah Vannier, PhD

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

Sarah Vannier, PhD

Dr. Sarah Vannier joined the Couples and Sexual Health Lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2015 and holds SSHRC and IWK postdoctoral fellowships for 2016-2018. Her research tends to focus on sexual and romantic scripts and her dissertation research examined the association between violated romantic expectations (e.g., love at first sight, destiny) and relationship outcomes in young adults’ dating relationships. During her fellowship Sarah plans to extend her research to include women and couples coping with sexual problems and navigating the transition to parenthood.  She is particularly interested in how unexpected changes to a sexual relationship affect the wellbeing of new parents. Sarah completed her Ph.D. in Experimental and Applied Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.