Lauren Matheson

Lauren Matheson
Contact
Office: COR 211
Area of expertise

Clinical psychology

Research Interests

My primary research interests are adult romantic relationships and the transition to parenthood. Previous research projects have included partner involvement in cardiac rehabilitation and approval and disapproval in romantic relationships. For my Masters thesis I will be looking at how couples share household labour and changing patterns of division of household labour at the transition to parenthood. In the future I plan to expand my current research on romantic relationships and the transition to parenthood to LGBTQ+ couples and parents.

Representative Presentations

Matheson, L., O’Bertos, S., Carew, R., Holmberg, D. & Shields, C. (June, 2017). Support processes in cardiac rehabilitation: An examination of protective buffering, overprotection and active engagement. Paper presented at CPA National Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Matheson, L., Holmberg, D. & Shields, C. (May, 2016). Support processes in cardiac rehabilitation: An examination of protective buffering, overprotection and active engagement. Paper presented at Science Atlantic Psychology Conference, Université de Moncton, Moncton, NB.

O’Bertos, S., Matheson, L., Carew, R., Holmberg, D., & Shields, C. (May, 2016). Partner characteristics as a predictor of recovery in cardiac patients: An attachment perspective. Paper presented at the first annual conference of the Psychological Health and Well-being Research Cluster, “Multidisciplinary app

Recent Awards

  • University of Victoria’s President’s Research Scholarship (2017)
  • SSHRC Canadian Graduate Scholarship (2017)