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.


Daryl Atkinson, BA Psychology (Honours)
Research Assistant

Graduated from Mount Allison University with his BA Psychology (Honours) degree in 2015.  His thesis examined the effects that semantic congruency, spatial congruency, and musical training had on perception. His findings were presented in poster format at the 2015 CCBBCS at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. His research interests include the intersection of technology and psychology, including cyberpsychology, user experience research, and human-computer interactions.

Daryl is hoping to pursue a degree either in Human-Computer Interactions or Clinical Psychology.

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