I'm Lindsay, a PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Toronto. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Western University in 2012 and my master's degree from Dr. Ashley Monks' lab at UTM in 2013. I am now working on my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Doug VanderLaan and Dr. Ashley Monks. My research interests span the fields of biological, evolutionary, and cross-cultural psychology. My thesis investigates the science of sexual orientation, and whether subgroups of gay men (identified by their anal sex roles) differ in the developmental processes that influence their same-sex attraction.
In my spare time I enjoy engaging in science outreach activities and promoting open science and reproducible research. I enjoy all things nature-related and spend as much time outdoors as I can.
September 2013 - Present
Supervisors: Dr. Doug VanderLaan and Dr. Ashley Monks
Outside Project Supervisor: Dr. Darryl Gwynne
September 2012 - September 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Ashley Monks
Thesis Title: Neural action of androgens in the suprachiasmatic nucleus brain clock
September 2007 - May 2012
Undergraduate Thesis Supervisors: Dr. Peter Ossenkopp and Dr. Martin Kavaliers
Thesis Title: The effects of the rat estrous cycle on lithium chloride-induced conditioned taste avoidances
Department of Psychology
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