Julia received her BA (Hons) in Women’s Studies from the University of Victoria in 2006 and her MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2016. She is currently in the PhD Counselling Psychology program at UBC. Julia coordinated the study “Mood, Stress, and Sexual Desire in Women” (MODEST) and contributes to the DESIRE study as a clinical interviewer and group facilitator. She is also a co-investigator and group facilitator on the INTROSSPECT study. Julia’s research projects focus on identifying physiological and psychosocial contributors to women’s sexual interest and arousal difficulties and improving intimacy between couples post-prostate cancer treatment.