Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

2015 - Motivation for Kegel exercises to maintain and promote pelvic and sexual health (with Heather VanZuylen, Emilie Gravel)
2015 - Pelvic floor function and sexual experience in women across the lifespan (with Heather VanZuylen)
2015 - Female orgasm across the lifespan (with Heather VanZuylen, Amy Webb)
2013 - The role of body image and appreciation on sexual wellbeing in women across the lifespan (with Rose Robbins)
2013 - Babyboomers' expectations regarding sexuality in residential care (with Angela Priede)
2012 - Sexual excitation/inhibition propensities in women with lifelong vaginismus (with Rebecca Cherner)
2012 - Self-determination theory and sexual motivation (with Emilie Gravel, Luc Pelletier)
2010 - Sexual motivation in older adults (with Suzanne Bell, Lisa Henry, Heather VanZuylen)

Past Research Projects

2013 - 2015 Perinatal and postnatal sexuality (with Catherine de Pierrefonds, Viola Polomeno, Louise Bouchard)
2012 - 2015 Vulvo-vaginal health in perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause (with Heather Vanzuylen, Jonathan Huber)
2012 - 2014 Intimacy needs in long-term care facilities (with Rose Bouaziz, Angela Priede, the St. Louis Residence, Orleans)
2010 - 2014 Sexual motivation in minority men and women (with Heather Armstrong)
2008 - 2014 Casual sexual relationships: Definitions, rules and scripts (with Jocelyn Wentland)
2009 - 2012 Retrospective chart review of pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment for lifelong vaginismus (with Caroline Allen, Heather Armstrong)
2007 - 2013 Experience of vulvodynia and health care in sexual minority women (with Heather Armstrong)
2007 - 2012 Attitudes towards casual, dating, and committed relationships with bisexual persons (with Heather Armstrong)
2006 - 2010 Interview study of women with vaginismus exploring causes and costs of suffering from vaginal penetration difficulties (with Eleanor Riesen, Heather Smith-Fowler, Karin Almuhtadi)
2004 - 2011 Psychosocial correlates and differential physiological response to anxiety provoking stimuli in women with vaginismus (with Rebecca Cherner)
2004 - 2007 Online survey on the consultation history and causal attribution in women with vaginismus.
2004 - 2005 The impact of bidimensional acculturation, religiosity, and family satisfaction on sexual knowledge, attitudes, and functioning in New Canadians of Lebanese origin (Krystelle Shaughnessy)
2002 - 2008 Survey of the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in clients seeking psychological services (with Rebecca Cherner)
2003 - 2007 Long-term follow-up on the psychosocial impact of same-sex marriage (with Heather MacIntosh).
2003 - 2005 First intercourse experience and its impact on adult sexual functioning in men and women (with Heather Andruff, Jocelyn Wentland)
2003 - 2004 Survey of type and quality of sexual health care delivery by clinical psychologists (with Gina DiGiulio)
2003 - 2004 Young women's sexual health study: Investigating the role of body image, sexual self schema, sexual self efficacy, and sexual aversion (with Hanna Davis)
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