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Jax Newman

Title: Research Assistant Pronouns: He/Him/His About: Jax is a third-year undergraduate student studying psychology at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include sexual development, sexual wellbeing and dysfunction, psychopathology, and socio-cultural influences on sexuality. He intends to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology.

Nicholas Latimer

Title: Research Assistant; Former Directed Studies Student Pronouns: He/Him/His About: Nicholas is a psychology undergraduate student. As a member of the Academics Committee in the Psychology Student Association, he partakes in the organizing and facilitation of events for fellow students interested in a career in psychology practice and research. While working with the BC Ministry […]

Gwen Farm

Title: Research AssistantCo-Op Student Pronouns: She/Her/Hers About: Gwen is a fourth year BSc student majoring in Behavioural Neuroscience and Nutritional Sciences. She is interested in the intersections of self-esteem and personality styles like perfectionism on sexual health and is passionate about advocating for nutrition and mental health issues. In the future, Gwen intends to pursue […]

Alexis Seppelt

Alexis Seppelt

Title: NSERC USRA Student; Former Directed Studies Student; AURA Student Pronouns: She/Her/Hers About: Alexis is an undergraduate student who is majoring in psychology. Her research interests include sexual fantasies, sexual communication, and sexual dysfunctions, as well as how developmental factors influence one’s sexuality later in life. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree, she intends to pursue […]

Elena Zettelmeyer

Title: Research Assistant; WLIAURA Student Pronouns: She/Her/Hers About: Elena is an undergraduate research assistant interested in how closing knowledge gaps around sex and sexuality through therapies and education can impact sexual health outcomes. In the future, Elena hopes to continue her studies in clinical psychology at a graduate level.

Stephanie Chen

Title: Honours Student; NSERC USRA Summer Student Pronouns: She/Her/Hers About: Stephanie is currently a third-year Honours psychology student at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests focus broadly in clinical psychology. More specifically, she’s interested in sexual dysfunctions, paraphilias, and sexual well-being. In the future, she intends to pursue graduate school and as a […]

Maya Thulin

Title: Honours Student; NSERC USRA Summer Student Pronouns: She/Her/Hers About: Maya is currently completing her final year of the Honours Psychology program at UBC. She is currently conducting research on the role of gender in the perception of professional versus non-professional gamblers. Her research interests include addiction, eating disorders, personality disorders, and interpersonal relationships. She […]

Simone Goldberg

Title: MA Student Pronouns: She/Her/Hers About: Simone is a second-year MA student in the Clinical Psychology program at UBC. Simone is interested in integrating multiple research methodologies (e.g., eye-tracking, psychophysiology, self-report) to better understand the role of attention and inattention in promoting and interfering with sexual well-being. Her research aims to examine common distractors (e.g., […]

Kiarah O’Kane

Title: MA Student Pronouns: She/They About: Kiarah is a first-year MA student in the UBC Clinical Psychology Program. Their research interests are twofold: First, to examine the modifiable factors impacting the sexual well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. Second, to use psychophysiological and eye tracking methods to explore gender and sexual orientation differences in sexual […]

Marta Kolbuszewska, MA

Title: PhD Student Pronouns: She/Her/Hers About: Marta is a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology and member of the Sexuality and Well-Being Lab. She has a particular interest in integrating dyadic and longitudinal methods to better understand individual and relational processes that contribute to sexual function. Her current research examines sexual pleasure (what it is, who […]