Contact Information

Human Sexuality Research Laboratory

University of Ottawa
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Vanier Hall
Room 3001
School of Psychology
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5800
ext. 2220

Ongoing Research Projects

2012 - ongoing Sexual excitation/inhibition propensities in women with lifelong vaginismus (with Rebecca Cherner)
2012 - ongoing Self-determination theory and sexual motivation (with Emilie Gravel, Luc Pelletier)
2012 - ongoing Vulvo-vaginal health in perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause (with Heather Vanzuylen; Jonathan Huber)
2012 - ongoing Intimacy needs in long-term care facilities (with Rose Bouaziz and the St. Louis Residence, Orleans)
2010 - ongoing Sexual motivation in older adults (with Suzanne Bell; Lisa Henry)
2010 - ongoing Sexual motivation in sexual minority women (with Heather Armstrong)
2008 - ongoing Casual sexual relationships: definition, rules, and scripts (with Jocelyn Wentland)

Past Research Projects

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.
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
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