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).

Laurence Mignault

Graduate Student

Laurence Mignault holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the the Université de Sherbrooke. She is a student in the psychology doctoral program in the adult clinical path (D. Ps.) at the The Université de Sherbrooke since September 2017. As part of her doctoral thesis, she is interested in the moderating effect of attachment on the links between the use of dating applications and risky sexual behavior in young adults. She began her internship in September 2019 at the Psychology and Orientation Service of the the Université de Sherbrooke.

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 pursued her Honor program under the supervision of Marie-Ève ​​Daspe. Marianne will begin a doctorate in clinical psychology – research and intervention (Ph.D. R / I) in 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 will begin a master’s degree in psychology, under the supervision of Marie-Ève Daspe, in 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.

Justin Lamontagne

Undergraduate Student (HONOR)

Justin is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Montreal. He will complete an Honors thesis on digital technologies and communication among couples, under the supervision of Dr. Daspe. His research interests include the influence of social media on intimate relationships, partner violence and sexual satisfaction among couples.

Laurie Beauvilliers

Research assistant

Laurie is currently a third year undergraduate psychology student 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.

Naomi Cadieux

Research assistant

Naomi is a second 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. 

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