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Psycho-behavioural Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives: September Grand Rounds

26th September 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM BST

This webinar discusses the impact of hormonal contraceptives on psychology and behaviour.  IIRRM offers regular education for physicians, students and allied health providers as part of a Restorative Reproductive Medicine Educational Webinar Series which are Approved for 1.0 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Presented by Dr. Lisa Welling is a tenured Associate Professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan (USA). Previously, Dr. Welling completed an honors thesis on the neurological components of the facial feature hierarchy in the psychology department at St. Thomas University (Canada), which was funded by an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). Next, she attended the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) where she completed the requirements for a Masters in Research (M.Res.) and was transferred into the Ph.D. program. Her Ph.D., titled “Individual Differences in Face Preferences,” was completed in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Ben Jones in the Face Research Laboratory and was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Dr. Welling was then able to secure an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Face Research Laboratory under the supervision of Drs. Ben Jones and Lisa DeBruine. Thereafter, she completed a 3-year American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB) funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University with Dr. David Puts in collaboration with Dr. William Crowley at the Harvard University Medical School.

Dr. Welling has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and two books: “Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology” (Zeigler-Hill, Welling, & Shackelford, 2015) and “The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology” (Welling & Shackelford, 2019). She has presented her work at international conferences in various locations around the world, such as Japan, Russia, Italy, and France, and has given invited lectures at prestigious institutions, such as Harvard University, McMaster University, and University College of London. She joined the faculty at Oakland University in the Autumn of 2012, was awarded the Oakland University New Investigator Research Excellence Award in 2015, the Oakland University Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in 2018, and received tenure in 2017. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the journals “Evolutionary Psychological Science,” “Evolutionary Psychology,” and “Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology.” She is particularly interested in how hormones affect different aspects of our behavior, including mate choice, preferences, and sexual behavior.

The International Institute for Restorative Reproductive educational webinar series aims to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and the quality of healthcare delivery by developing and providing state of the art educational material for physicians, clinicians, and allied health professionals consistent with its mission, goals and objectives. In addition, it updates participants on current research.


26th September 2019
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM BST
Event Category:


Virtual Webinar Room