Dr. Samantha Dawson joined the Couples and Sexual Health Research Lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2018. Her research seeks to understand gendered sexuality through investigating processes and mechanisms (e.g., attention) underlying sexual arousal, desire, and behaviour. To do this, she has used psychophysiological measures (e.g., eye tracking, genital plethysmography) to capture the dynamic relationships involved in sexual arousal and desire. During her fellowship Sam plans to extend her work to include cognitive and affective processes that impact the sexual wellbeing of individuals and couples in the context of their daily lives, as well as over time. Sam completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston.

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