Sexual Health

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

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

noémie bigrasNoémie 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 intimacy, 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. Her thesis focuses on modeling the links between childhood cumulative traumas and sexual satisfaction in adults. 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.


  • Dion, J., Gervais, J., Bigras, N., Blackburn, M-È., & Godbout, N. (2019). A longitudinal study of the mediating role of adult romantic attachment in the relation between child maltreatment and psychological adaptation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
  • Briere, J., Runtz, M., Eadie, E. M., Bigras, N., & Godbout, N. (2019). The Disorganized Response Scale: Construct validity of a potential self-report measure of disorganized attachment. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11(5), 486-494. doi: 10.1037/tra0000396
  • Godbout, N., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Bigras, N., Briere, J., Hébert, M., Runtz, M., & Sabourin, S. (2019). Intimate partner violence in male survivors of child maltreatment: A meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 20(1), 99-113. doi: 10.1177/1524838017692382 
  • Bolduc, R., Bigras, N., Daspe, M.-È., Hébert, M., & Godbout, N. (2018). Childhood CumulativeTrauma and Depressive Symptoms in Adulthood: The Role of Mindfulness and Dissociation. Mindfulness, 9(5), 1594-1603.
  • Ensink, K., Godbout, N., Bigras, N., Lampron, J., Sabourin, S., & Normandin, L. (2018). Persistent and transitory sexualized behavior problems in children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 49(4), 621-631. doi: 10.1007/s10578-017-0778-0.
  • Briere, J., Dias, C., Semple, R. J., Scott, C., Bigras, N., & Godbout, N. (2017). Acute Stress Symptoms in Acutely Injured Patients: Precipitating versus Cumulative Trauma and the Contribution of Peritraumatic Distress. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30(4), 381-388. doi: 10.1002/jts.22200
  • Bigras, N., Godbout, N., Hébert, M., & Sabourin, S. (2017). Cumulative Adverse Childhood Experiences and Sexual Satisfaction in Sex Therapy Patients: What Role for Symptom Complexity? The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 14(3), 444-454.
  • Briere, J., Runtz, M., Eadie, E., Bigras, N., & Godbout, N. (2017). Disengaged Parenting: Structural Equation Modeling with Child Abuse, Insecure Attachment, and Adult Symptomatology. Child Abuse & Neglect, 67, 260-270.
  • Bigras, N., Daspe, M-E, Godbout, N, Briere, J., & Sabourin, S. (2017). Cumulative childhood trauma and adult sexual satisfaction: Mediation by affect dysregulation and sexual anxiety in men and women. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 43(4), 377-396. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2016.1176609
  • Bigras, N., Godbout, N., Hébert, M., Runtz, M., & Daspe, M-È. (2015). Identity and Relatedness as Mediators between Child Emotional Abuse and Adult Dyadic Adjustment in Women. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, 85-93. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.07.009.
  • Bigras, N., Godbout, N., & Briere, J. (2015). Childhood sexual abuse, sexual anxiety, and sexual satisfaction: The role of self-capacities. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24(5), 464-483. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2015.1042184.
  • Péloquin, K., Bigras, N., Brassard, A., & Godbout, N. (2014). Perceiving that one’s partner is supportive moderates the association between attachment avoidance and psychosexual variables. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(3), 178-188. doi10.3138/cjhs.2443

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