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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.
Saraffina holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (B. Sc. Honor) from the Université de Montréal. She is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Montreal in the research and intervention (R/I) program since September 2019. Her research interests revolve around the various impacts of the use of social media on relationships and the management of conflicts via digital technologies, specifically among young adults. Sarafina is the recipient of an end of doctoral study scholarship from the Graduate and Posdoctoral Studies of the Université de Montréal.
Brenda holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (B. Sc. Honors) from the University of Montreal. She has been a student in the doctoral program in research and intervention, clinical psychology option (Ph. D. R/I) since September 2020. Her research work focuses mainly on violence within the couple, while taking into account a history of interpersonal traumas in childhood, partners’ personality, communication within the couple and sexual desire. Brenda is the recipient of a doctoral scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for the years 2022-2025.
Apollonia holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from McGill University. She is currently in her final year as a doctoral student in clinical psychology (PsyD) at Université de Montréal. Her research focuses on examining the role of insecure attachment pairings and negative emotions in their association with intimate partner violence in young adult couples. Apollonia is the recipient of a graduate degree scholarship from the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles (CRIPCAS) for the academic years 2020-21 and 2022-23. Additionally, she has received the Pier-Angelo-Achille Scholarship of Excellence in 2023.
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 conflict resolution, violence and sexuality in romantic relationships. Her doctoral thesis focuses on perspective-taking during romantic conflicts and its associations with relational satisfaction and intimate partner violence. Marianne is a recipient of graduate scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as well as from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) for 2023-2026.
Maude holds a bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from the Université de Montréal. She has been a graduate student in clinical psychology (PsyD) since September 2023. Her research will focus on the influence of social media on communication within couples.
Florence completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology (B. Sc. Honor) at Université de Montréal. She will begin a master’s degree in psychology, under Marie-Ève Daspe’s supervision, in September 2023. She has been a research assistant in the LIVE lab since winter 2022. Although her research interests are diverse, Florence is particularly interested in cyberviolence, childhood trauma, the determinants of relational satisfaction as well as in communication amongst couples.
Naomi holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (B. Sc.) from the Université de Montréal. She will begin a doctoral’s degree in clinical psychology (PsyD) at the Université du Québec en Outaouais in September 2023, under the supervision of Dr. Noémie Bigras, Ph.D. She has been a research assistant in the LIVE lab since fall 2021. Her research interests include couple psychology, specifically the impacts of interpersonal traumas on relationship functioning and couples’ sexual well-being.
Anaïka completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology (B. Sc. Honor) at Université de Montréal. She will begin a doctoral’s degree in clinical psychology – research and intervention (R/I) at the Université de Montréal in September 2023, under the supervision of Beáta Bőthe. She was the recipient of a SCOUP scholarship and completed her internship in the LIVE lab during the summer of 2022. She is also a research assistant in the lab since summer 2022. Her main research interests revolve around issues related to sexuality within romantic relationships under an intersectional paradigm through the lens of sexual diversity and gender identity.
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.