Our team

Marie-Ève Daspe

Director

Marie-Ève ​​Daspe completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Université Laval. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal, a regular researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS) and member of the Team SCOUP – Sexuality and Couples. Her research focuses on the biopsychosocial determinants of relational functioning and partner violence. From a dyadic perspective, she is interested  in the way physiological reactivity, personality, and history of childhood interpersonal trauma (abuse, neglect) impact couple interactions and influence the risk for partner violence. She also studies the impacts of social media on the relational and sexual functioning of adolescents and young adults. Her current research projects are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Sarah Beauchemin-Roy

Coordinator

Sarah (elle/she/her) holds a bachelor’s degree in sexology from the University of Quebec in Montreal (2015). She then pursued a master’s degree in research-intervention sexology at UQAM (2018). For her research thesis, Sarah traveled to Mumbai, India, to conduct interviews with university women to explore their experiences and representations of their sexual and reproductive health.

 

Since the fall of 2022, Sarah has been working as a research coordinator in our laboratory. She has also worked for the Laboratory for the Study of Couples (directed by Katherine Péloquin) since 2018. In her spare time, Sarah produces and participates in a sexo-feminist podcast, Les SexMaitresses, which popularizes and provides a reflection on sexological issues and feminists.

Sarafina Métellus

Graduate Student

Sarafina is a student in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the Universié de Montréal and specializes in research and intervention (R/I). Her research interests revolve around the various impacts of social media use on romantic relationship. More specifically, she examines how jealousy triggered by the partner’s digital content and electronic partner monitoring influence relationship satisfaction in adolescents and young adults with an anxious attachment style. Sarafina is the recipient of a Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for 2020-2021, as well as from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) for 2021-2022.

Brenda Ramos

Graduate Student

Brenda holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (B. Sc. Honor) from the Université de Montréal. She has been a student in the doctoral program in research and intervention, clinical psychology option (Ph. D. R/I) since September 2020. Her interests include the impacts of interpersonal childhood traumas and personality on relationship functioning and violence within the couple. Brenda is the recipient of a graduate scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) for 2020-2021, as well as from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for 2021-2022.

Apollonia-Helena Pudelko

Graduate Student

Apollonia holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from McGill University. She is currently a doctorate student in clinical psychology (Psy D.) at Université de Montréal. Her main clinical and research interests include attachment, biopsychosocial determinants of relationship functioning, and intimate partner violence.

Marianne Emond

Graduate Student

Marianne holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (B. Sc. Honor) from the Université de Montréal. She has been a graduate student in clinical psychology – research and intervention (Ph.D. R / I) since September 2021. Her research interests include everything related to couple psychology, but more specifically to conflict resolution, violence and sexuality in romantic relationships. Marianne is the recipient of a Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for 2021-2022, as well as from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) for 2022-2023.

Kayla Patterson-Beaumont

Master student

Kayla completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université de Montréal. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in psychology, under the supervision of Marie-Ève Daspe, since the fall of 2021. She is also a research assistant in the LIVE research laboratory since winter 2021. Although Kayla is passionate about many areas of research, she is particularly interested in the impacts of personality and romantic attachment on intimate partner violence.

Florence Léonard

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT (HONOR)

Florence is a third-year undergraduate psychology student at Université de Montréal. She will start her Honor research project under the supervision of Marie-Ève Daspe (PhD) in the fall of 2022. She has been a research assistant at the LIVE laboratory since winter 2022. Even though her research interests are diverse, Florence is particularly interested in the determinants of conjugal satisfaction as well as in communication amongst couples.

Arianne Roy

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT (HONOR)

Arianne is a third-year undergraduate student in psychology at the University of Montreal. She has been a research assistant at the LIVE research laboratory since winter of 2022 and is starting an Honor research project under the supervision of Dr. Daspe on the theme of communication among couples. Arianne’s research interests revolve around several areas of research, including intimacy and its impact on sexual satisfaction within couple relationships as well as domestic violence. 

Laurie Beauvilliers

Research assistant

Laurie is currently a graduate student in clinical psychology – research and intervention (R/I) at the Université de Montréal. Laurie has been a research assistant in the LIVE lab since winter 2021. Her research interests include communication, sexuality and violence within the couple.

Justin Lamontagne

Research assistant

Justin is a graduate student in clinical psychology – research and intervention (R/I) at the University of Montreal. He completed his Honors thesis on digital technologies and communication among couples, under the supervision of Marie-Ève Daspe. His research interests include the influence of social media on intimate relationships, partner violence and sexual satisfaction among couples.

Naomi Cadieux

Research assistant

Naomi is a third year undergraduate student in psychology at Université de Montréal. She has been a research assistant at LIVE research laboratory since fall 2021. Although Naomi’s interests revolve around multiple areas of research, she has a particular interest for violence and sexual satisfaction in marital relationships. 

Alexane Dussault

Research assistant

Alexane completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Université de Montréal. She has been a research assistant at the LIVE since winter 2022. Working towards a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, her main research interests include romantic relationships, gender and sexual diversity, as well as sexual well-being, both individual and dyadic.

Mégan Brien

Research assistant

Megan is a third year undergraduate student in Cognitive Neuroscience at Montreal University. She has been a research assistant since the summer of 2022 at the LIVE research laboratory. She is currently starting her second laboratory course under Dr. Daspe’s supervision. Her research interests are numerous, but Megan’s interests are mainly communication, sexuality and issues encountered within a couple.  

Anaïka François

Research assistant

Anaïka is an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of Montreal. Anaïka is the recipient of a SCOUP scholarship and is completing her internship as a research assistant in the LIVE research laboratory during the summer of 2022. Aspiring to a doctorate degree in research and intervention in clinical psychology, her main research interests revolve around issues related to sexuality within romantic relationships such as sexual diversity and gender identity under an intersectional paradigm.

Laurence Mignault

Alumni

Laurence Mignault holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Sherbrooke and she completed her doctorate in psychology in the adult clinical pathway (D. Ps.) at the University of Sherbrooke in 2022. As part of her doctoral dissertation, she investigated the moderating effect of attachment on the links between the use of dating apps and risky sexual behavior in young adults.

Collaborators

Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D.
Professor in the department of psychology at the Université de Montréal
Audrey Brassard, Ph.D.
Professor in the department of psychology at the Université de Sherbrooke
Natacha Godbout, Ph.D.
Professor in the department of sexology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
Martine Hébert, Ph.D.
Professor in the department of sexology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
Yvan Lussier, Ph.D.
Professor in the department of psychology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Gayla Margolin, Ph.D.
Professeure au département de psychologie de University of Southern California
Katherine Péloquin, Ph.D.
Professor in the department of psychology at the Université de Montréal
Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Ph.D.
Professor in the department of psychology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Nous joindre

Pavillon Marie-Victorin
90 avenue Vincent-d'Indy
Montréal, Québec
H2V 2S9
Marie-Ève Daspe, Ph.D.
Courriel : marie-eve.daspe@umontreal.ca
Téléphone : (514) 343-6111 #38170