Mount Allison Sexual Health

Research Lab

49 York St Sackville, NB, E4L 1A6

Call (506)364-2649 or Call/Text (506)962-0486

Welcome to the Mount Allison Sexual Health Research Lab! Established in 2010 by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, the MASHLab is located in the Crabtree building (room G61) on the Mount Allison University Campus in Sackville, NB. Our goal is to examine the relationships between environmental, hormonal and psychological factors on sexual health and sexual functioning.

If you would like to participate in one of our current studies or you have interest in our research, please feel free to contact the laboratory by phone or email.
All calls and e-mails are strictly confidential.

Current MASH Lab Researchers

Lisa Dawn Hamilton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Psychology Department
Phone: 506-364-3458

Lisa Dawn Hamilton is an assistant professor in Psychology at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. She received her BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, followed by an MA and PhD specializing in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research interests fall in three distinct areas: the effects of stress on sexual arousal and desire, monogamy/nonmonogamy, and sex-positive sex education.


Bonnie Fisher, BA Psychology (Honours), BSc
MASH Lab Coordinator
Phone: 506-962-0486

Bonnie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Psychology from Mount Allison University. Her Honours research examined how perceptions of relationship commitment and approach/avoidance motives influence sexual compliance. Bonnie has presented a variety of posters at national and international conferences.

Bonnie hopes to pursue a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She enjoys the opportunity to gain more experience with sex and relationship research as the coordinator for the MASH Lab.


Sybil Goulet- Stock, BSc Psychology 2018(Honours)     


Sybil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Psychology from Mount Allison University. Her Honours research is examining the role of societal stigma and perceptions of addiction, specifically how they act as a barrier to treatment. She has also examined the misuse of language related to addiction and substance use on social media by characterizing the content of public posts containing the hashtags #addiction and #addicted.

Sybil is currently applying to graduate school with the intent of continuing her research education in the field of addiction and substance misuse.  


Tanya Martin BSc Psychology 2018 (Honours)


Tanya is from Miramichi, New Brunswick. She is currently a fourth-year Bachelor of Science student with an Honours in Psychology. Tanya will be working in the MASHLab with Dr. Hamilton this year as an honours student examining the motivations and outcomes of sexting. She very excited to be working with such a relatively new area of research and to contribute to the existing knowledge on this topic.


Jocelyn Braun BSc Psychology ‘19

Independent Research Student


Jocelyn is currently in her third year as a Psychology student with a Women and Gender Studies minor from Calgary, Alberta. She will be working with Dr. Hamilton as a directed studies student researching the effect of stress on sexual arousal in men and women.


Monica Zahl BSc Psychology '19

Independent Research Student


Monica is a third year Psychology student from Ottawa, Ontario. She will be working on her independent studies project with Dr. Hamilton in the MASHLab. Here, she will be using female participants for the shock arousal study, which examines the effects of anxiety on sexual arousal. She hopes to continue studying this topic in the future, as new and exciting information is forever to be gained. 


Yasmin Bungash, BSc Psychology 2018

Independent Research Student


Yasmin was raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Canada a few years ago. She is currently in her fourth year at Mount Allison University studying a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology and a minor in Biology. During her last year, she will be undertaking an independent study supervised by Dr. Hamilton. Yasmin's study consists of analyzing differences in attitudes towards monogamy and non-monogamy. She hopes to gain more research experience with not just her own study but with engaging and talking to other students about their studies as well. Yasmin very excited to have this opportunity and hopes to complete this year with a fresh outlook on research.


Maria O'Leary, 2019

Independent Research Student


Maria is currently in her forth year of study as a Psychology Major and Women's and Gender Studies Minor.  She is currently undertaking a study with Dr. Hamilton regarding sexual health/education websites, analyzing how bodies and their functions are described. The study will examine the descriptions of bodily fluids as well as reproduction along with other important content regarding bodies and their functions. 


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