Sexual Health

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

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



Catherine Hamel

Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and is a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at the Université de Montréal since September 2022, under the supervision of Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D. Her research interests focus on couple psychology, more specifically in sexual well-being and sexual dysfunctions. She is also interested in adverse childhood experiences such as maltreatment. Catherine is the recipient of a scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for 2022-2023 and from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Society and Culture (FRQSC) for 2023-2024. She also received a merit scholarship from the Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales at Université de Montréal.


  • Dion, J., Hamel, C., Prévost, B., Bergeron-Leclerc, C., Pouliot, E., Maltais, D., Grenier, J., Dubé, M., Ouellet-Plamondon, C., & Vaillancourt-Morel, M. P. (2023). Stressed and distressed: how is the COVID-19 pandemic associated with sexual frequency, sexual satisfaction, and relationship satisfaction? The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 20(2), 152–160. 
  • Dion, J., Hamel, C., Clermont, C., Blackburn, M. È., Hébert, M., Paquette, L., Lalande, D., & Bergeron, S. (2022). Changes in Canadian adolescent well-being since the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of prior child maltreatment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(16), 10172.

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