Karen L. Blair, PhD

Karen Blair is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia;  an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia; and Chair of the Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues (SOGII) Section of the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Blair is an accomplished and sought after public speaker for academic and public events. 

Speaking topics

  • Approval & Disapproval of Romantic Relationships

  • In-Group Discrimination within LGBTQ communities

  • Predictors of Anti-Gay Hate Crimes & Prejudice

  • LGBTQ Health - for health professionals

  • What can mixed-sex couples learn from same-sex couples?

  • Sexual satisfaction in diverse relationship types

  • Experiences of sexual pain in sexual minority women

  • LGBTQ Inclusive Research Methods

  • Online Research Methods

  • Crowdfunding for Academic Research

  • Technology in the Classroom

  • Health Implications of Public Displays of Affection

  • Prejudice & the 2016 US Presidential Election

  • Holocaust Education in Canada

  • LGBTQ Psychology

  • Global LGBTQ responses to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

  • Video Abstracts

  • Green Posters & Creative Methods of Presenting Research in Poster Sessions

Upcoming Talks & workshops

  • Keynote Address, International Congress of Psychology, Prague, July 2020

Past Invited talks and keynote addresses

  • Why We Need More Research at the Nexus of Sexualities, Relationships and Families. Keynote Address at the SMF Research Symposium in Waterloo, Ontario

  • International Congress of Applied Psychology - Montreal, Quebec

  • University of Guelph Annual Sexuality Conference, Guelph, Ontario

  • StFX LGBTQ Speaker Series, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  • Mount Allison Psychology Department Colloquium, Sackville, New Brunswick

  • University of New Brunswick Psychology Department Colloquium, Fredericton, New Brunswick

  • Acadia University Psychology Department Colloquium, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

  • LGBTQ Health Lectures for the Rankin School of Nursing, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  • StFX Faculty of Arts Lecture Series, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sexuality Colloquium

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