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 MASHLab Researchers

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

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


Bonnie Fisher, BA Psychology (Honours), BSc
MASHLab 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.


Maddy Kern-Smith, Microbiology and Immunology     


Maddy is currently  a second year student in the Faculty of Science at McGill University, originally from Toronto. This summer she will be working as a research assistant to Dr. Hamilton, and is very excited to gain experience working in an academic environment! 



Seth Bradshaw Winward BSc Psychology 2019 (Honours)


Seth is a fourth year Bachelor of Science student with a major in Honours psychology and a minor in philosophy. He is spending the summer of 2018 working on an independent project with Dr. Hamilton in the MASHLab, the results of which will be incorporated into his Honours thesis in the 2018/2019 school year. He is using these projects to study the physiological correlates of sexual prejudice in the context of consensual non-monogamy (CNM). This research will examine whether or not prejudice towards people who engage in CNM shares the same biological responses as other forms of sexual prejudice. Seth is excited to contribute to a relatively new area of study and develop his skills as a researcher. 


Monica Zahl BSc Psychology '19

Summer Research Student


Monica is a fourth year Psychology student from Ottawa, Ontario. She will be working on her summer research 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. 



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