I am currently a post doctoral fellow in Dr. Jim McNulty’s lab at Florida State University.
I completed my Ph.D. (July 2017) at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Geoff MacDonald. I was also a member of the Toronto Relationships Interest Group and Dr. Emily Impett’s Relationships and Well-Being Lab.
The central question I seek to answer is:
What factors are most important in maintaining satisfying sexual and romantic relationships?
In particular, in my research I examine how individual differences in expectations and perceptions influence sexual and relationship well-being, examining factors such as how individuals expect they can best maintain sexual satisfaction, what they expect from casual sex encounters, and how accurate they are in detecting their partners’ feelings and sexual preferences.
In my recent research I apply dual-process models of social cognition to investigate the association between sexual and relationship functioning.