Sexual Health

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

« Promoting the well-being and sexual health of individuals and couples ».

Post-Doctoral Students

noémie bigrasNoémie 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 child maltreatment and its longitudinal effects on intimacy, sexuality and couple relationships in adulthood. 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. Her thesis focuses on modeling the links between childhood cumulative traumas and sexual satisfaction in adults. During her Ph.D, she was a scholarship recipient from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Joseph-Armand Bombardier Fellowship). Noémie also has a clinical practice as a psychologist in which she meets individuals and couples with relationship and sexual difficulties.

Beáta Bőthe 2 Beáta Bőthe, Ph.D.

Beáta is a post-doctoral fellow in Psychology at the Université de Montréal since May 2019 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 is receiving financial support from Team SCOUP – Sexuality and Couples – Fonds de recherche du Québec, Société et Culture post-doctoral fellowship. In her work, she focuses on problematic and non-problematic pornography use and compulsive sexual behaviors and she is also interested in behavioral addictions and online activities. Beáta obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology at the Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary) supervised by Zsolt Demetrovics and Gábor Orosz. Her thesis examined the similarities and dissimilarities between hypersexuality and problematic pornography use. During her Ph.D., she held a scholarship in the New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities (2018-2019) and received the Sapere Aude Junior Award (2018). She is the recipient of the SSTAR Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award 2020.

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