Noémie Bigras, Ph.D.
Noémie Bigras is a postdoctoral fellow in Psychology at the Université de Montréal, under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Bergeron. She receives financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Her research focuses on dyadic associations between emotional regulation, communication and sexual well-being in couples from the community and couples dealing with loss of sexual desire through multi-method research designs. Noémie holds a Master's degree in Sexology (research and intervention) from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Ph.D in Psychology (Psy.D / Ph.D) from the same university, under the supervision of Dr. Natacha Godbout. She also has a clinical practice as a psychologist in which she meets individuals and couples with relationship and sexual difficulties.
Beáta Bőthe, Ph.D.
Beáta is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal (Canada) and at the Psychology Department at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada), under the supervision of Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal) and Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Ph.D. (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières). She focuses on addictions, compulsive sexual behaviors, and problematic and non-problematic pornography use. The overarching aims of her research program are to use state-of-the-art methods to (1) develop well-validated, theory-based assessment tools, (2) identify who may develop compulsive sexual behaviors and why, (3) examine the context (e.g., motivations) that may differentiate between sexual behaviors' positive and negative outcomes, and (4) develop and evaluate innovative, early intervention strategies to reduce compulsive sexual behaviors. She has published more than 70 international research papers in top-tier scientific journals and 13 book chapters. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Addictions and a member of the editorial boards of other top-tier journals (e.g., Journal of Sex Research, Archives of Sexual Behavior). Among others, she was the recipient of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research's (SSTAR) Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award (2020), the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health's (SASH) Research Award (2021), and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2022).