Malvina N. Skorska, Ph.D.
I am currently a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellow in Child & Youth Psychiatry and in the Brain Health Imaging Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, ON, Canada. Here, I work with
Dr. Doug P. VanderLaan (see Biopsychosocial Investigations of Gender (BIG) Laboratory), Dr. Meng-Chuan Lai, Dr. Madison Aitken, and other collaborators on a neuroimaging project of adolescents who experience gender dysphoria.
In addition, I continue to work as a part-time Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Brock University in St. Catharines, ON, Canada. Here, I am continuing my work with Dr. Anthony F. Bogaert and the Brock Human Sexuality Lab.
I received a Ph.D. specializing in Social/Personality Psychology from the Department of Psychology at Brock University in October 2016. The focus of my dissertation was on biological/physical characteristics (e.g., height, facial structure, birth weight) related to sexual orientation. Investigating these characteristics helps us to gain an understanding of the development of sexual orientation, which is one of the fundamental aspects of our sexuality.
In my free time I enjoy running, going to the gym, running, hiking, skiing, reading, and traveling.
BBC News World Service Sounds’ CrowdScience episode, “Why Am I Gay?,” originally aired October 7, 2022
Brain Canada, July 27, 2021, "Your brain on hormones: Understanding the effects of hormone therapy on brain development"
Dzien Dobry TVN, “Przelomowe badania na temat orientacji seksualnej” originally aired January 25, 2018, interview with Marcin Sawicki
PsyPost, November 14, 2016, “Study: Gay men tend to be shorter than heterosexual men” by Eric W. Dolan
Slate magazine, August 3, 2015, “Where’s the scientific research into how sexual orientation develops in women?” by Megan Cartwright
CBC’s “The Nature of Things: Survival of the Fabulous” originally aired November 28, 2013, directed by Bryce Sage
Over the years, I have had amazing opportunities to collaborate with great labs:
- Dr. Gordon Hodson's Brock Lab of Intergroup Processes on projects related to prejudice and essentialism, as well as prejudice and pornography
- Dr. Lori Brotto's UBC Sexual Health Laboratory on a psychophysiology project related to asexuality