I am currently a Brain Canada-Kids Brain Health Network supported Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga in Mississauga, ON, Canada. Here I work with Dr. Doug P. VanderLaan and the Biopsychosocial Investigations of Gender (BIG) Laboratory. I also have an affiliation as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, ON, Canada to support my BC-KBHN postdoctoral work at UTM.
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 my PhD supervisor, Dr. Anthony F. Bogaert, and the Brock Human Sexuality Lab.
I received a PhD from the Department of Psychology at Brock University in October 2016. The focus of my dissertation was on biological/physical correlates (e.g., height, facial structure, birth weight) related to sexual orientation. Investigating these biological correlates helps us to gain an understanding of the development of sexual orientation, which is one of the fundamental parts of our sexuality.
In my free time I like to run, go to the gym, row, hike, ski, read, visit wineries, and travel.
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 project related to asexuality