Noémie 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 emotion regulation, 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. 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, Ph.D.
Beáta Bőthe is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology at the University of Montréal (Canada), under the supervision of Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal) and Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Ph.D. (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières). In her work, she focuses on problematic and non-problematic pornography use and compulsive sexual behaviors. She is also interested in behavioral addictions and online activities. Her goal is to find practical solutions to research findings; she is currently working on a problematic pornography use reduction intervention program. She has published more than 60 international research papers in top-tier scientific journals and 13 book chapters. 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), the Society for Sex Therapy and Research's (SSTAR) Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award (2020), the International Society of Sexual Medicine's (ISSM) Award of the Best Paper in Paraphilias in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (2020), and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health's (SASH) Research Award (2021). She is currently supported by the Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE) from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Québec (MEES).