Heather Armstrong


Heather Armstrong

Work E-mail: heather.armstrong@uOttawa.ca

Heather Armstrong


Dr. Armstrong is an Associated Researcher with the Human Sexuality Research Laboratory and a Part-Time Professor at the University of Ottawa. She graduated with a BA in Psychology and Critical Studies in Sexuality from the University of British Columbia in 2006 and a PhD in Experimental Psychology in 2014. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Armstrong’s research interests include motivations for sexual activity and the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority individuals.

At the University of Ottawa, she teaches Human Sexuality (PSY 3122), Social Motivation (PSY 3109) and has taught Introduction to Applied Psychology (PSY 1102).

Email: heather.armstrong@uottawa.ca


Refereed Journal Articles:

Armstrong, H. L., & Reissing, E.D. (2015). Women’s motivations to have sex in casual and committed relationships with male and female partners. The Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10508-014-0462-4

Armstrong, H. L., & Reissing, E.D. (2014). Factor reliability analyses of the YSEX? in a sample of women with same-sex attraction. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 29(3), 339-350.doi:10.1080/14681994.2014.920084

Armstrong, H. L., & Reissing, E.D. (2014). Attitudes toward casual sex, dating, and committed relationships with bisexual partners. Journal of Bisexuality, 14(2), 236-264. doi:10.1080/15299716.2014.902784

Armstrong, H. L., & Reissing, E.D. (2013). Women who have sex with women: A comprehensive review of the literature and conceptual model of sexual function. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 28(4), 364-399. doi:10.1080/14681994.2013.807912

Reissing, E. D., Armstrong, H. L., & Allen, C. (2013). Pelvic floor physical therapy for lifelong vaginismus: A retrospective chart review and interview study. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 39(4), 306-320doi:10.1080/0092623X.2012.697535

Reissing, E. D., Andruff (Armstrong), H. L., & Wentland, J. J. (2012). Looking back: The experience of first sexual intercourse and current sexual adjustment in young heterosexual adults.The Journal of Sex Research, 49(1), 27-35. doi:10.1080/00224499.2010.538951 

MacIntosh, H., Reissing, E. D., & Andruff (Armstrong), H. L. (2010). Same-sex marriage in Canada: The impact of legal marriage on the first cohort of gay and lesbian Canadians to wed.The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 19(3), 79-90. 

Andruff (Armstrong), H., Carraro, N., Thompson, A., Gaudreau, P., & Louvet, B. (2009). Latent class growth modelling: A tutorial. Tutorials in Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 5(1), 11-24.

Book Chapters:

Reissing, E. D., & Armstrong, H. L. (2014). Theoretical approaches to studying human sexuality. In C. F. Pukall (Ed.), Human Sexuality. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Reissing, E. D., & Armstrong, H. L. (2014). Sexuality over the life span. In C. F. Pukall (Ed.), Human Sexuality. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Armstrong, H. L., & Reissing, E. D. (2014). Same-sex marriage in Canada. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.). Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (5634-5637). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Armstrong, H. L., & Michalak, E. E. (2014). Mood disorders and sexuality. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.). Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (4120-4124). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Armstrong, H. L., Michalak, E. E., & Murray, G. W. (2014). Bipolar disorder. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.). Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (408-412).    Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Armstrong, H. L. Bipolar disorder. In D. H. Erickson (Ed.), Building Capacity for Psychotherapy in British Columbia: A Guiding Document. Unpublished report submitted to B.C. Ministry of Health, Mental Health & Substance Use Branch, November, 2013.

Published Abstracts:

Armstrong, H. L., & Reissing, E.D. (2012). Chronic vulvo-vaginal pain in lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority women. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9(s3), 166-167. doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02758.x

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