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C. (Charmaine) Borg, Dr

Assistant Professor, Certified PsychoSexologist

Short Biography

I (Charmaine Borg) come from Malta. I conducted my PhD studies at the University of Groningen at the Faculty of Behavioural & Social Sciences and at the faculty of Medical Sciences. My PhD project started in October, 2008 and was conducted under the main supervision of Prof. dr. Peter de Jong, Prof. dr. Willibrord Weijmar Schulz, and Prof. dr. Janniko Georgiadis.

My core areas of interest include: sexual dysfunctions, sexual arousal, the meaning of sex and negative emotions (particularly disgust). I have used a number of different measures to test hypothesis surrounding these topics, namely, psychophysiology, behavioural tasks, and diary studies, among other measures.  The way forward for me is to harness the power of sexual arousal to improve our wellbeing (e.g., sleep and pain experience).

Academic Positions

University of Groningen, Netherlands: PhD Studies, Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, 2009-2012.

University of Groningen, Netherlands: Post doc, Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, 2013-2017.

University of Groningen, Netherlands: Lecturer, Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, 2017-2020.

University of Groningen, Netherlands: Assistant Professor, Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, 2021 until todate.

Graduate Studies

B.S.c (hons.) at the University of Malta, MLT (cum laude).

M.S.c at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK (with credits).

Ph.D. at the University of Groningen, NL.

Last modified:01 July 2023 4.39 p.m.