Gillian Hyslop

I graduated with my BA (honours) in Psychology with a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies from Dalhousie in 2015, and have been involved in the Couples and Sexual Health Lab since early 2013, first as a volunteer, then as a research assistant, independent research student, and finally as the Lab Manager. I am privileged to be involved with several studies in the Lab as a part of my work, including recruitment, participant support, and survey technical support for the “The STORK and iSTORK Pilot Studies’, and administrative support for ‘ROSE Study’..

My research interests are varied within the realm of human sexuality, including the reasons why people have sex and how these reasons affect their relationships, and how people maintain positive sexual and relationship wellbeing over time, particularly when faced with circumstances such as the changes accompanying a pregnancy or when experiencing sexual problems. I also have a keen interest in issues regarding sexual consent and sexual education, as well as how we, as researchers, can make research more inclusive.

Our Studies That I am or Have Been Involved With –

  • Daily Goals in Couples with Vulvodynia
  • Comparison of Couple Therapy and Medical Treatment for Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD)
  • Genito-pelvic Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum and its Partner Addition (nicknamed the Childbirth Study)
  • Couples Coping with Low Sexual Arousal/Desire Study
  • CODEs: Couples Sexuality and Relationship Study
  • Postpartum Couples Study (An Addition to the Childbirth Study)
  • Experimental Goals Study (an MTurk study)
  • The Intimacy Observation Study
  • Project Journey
  • Hey Baby! Couples’ Wellbeing Study
  • Baby Makes 3! Postpartum Couples’ Wellbeing Study
  • ALOE Study
  • STORK Pilot Study
  • iSTORK Pilot Study
  • ROSE Study