Dr. Meredith Chivers received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University in 2003, and completed her predoctoral internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is currently a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at CAMH.
Dr. Chivers’s clinical interests focus on sexuality, and include assessment and treatment of sexual compulsion/addiction, paraphilias, gender identity disorder, and sexual dysfunction. Her current projects focus on sex differences in sexual psychophysiology. Her program of research has demonstrated that female sexual arousal is nonspecific, whereas, in males, sexual arousal is strongly related to sexual orientation. She is currently an assistant professor of Psychology and Queen’s National Scholar at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.