The University of Southampton
Psychology
Phone:
(023) 8059 3091
Email:
C.A.Graham@soton.ac.uk

Professor Cynthia Graham BA, MAppSci, PhD

Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Professor Cynthia Graham is a Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health within Psychology at the University of Southampton.

PhD McGill University

M App Sci University of Glasgow

BA University of Stirling

Diplôme d’Etudes Collegiales John Abbott College

Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society

Registered Health Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council

Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

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Research interests

My research interests are in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. My current research focuses on four main areas:

  1. The behavioural effects of hormonal contraceptives
  2. The relevance of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition to sexual health
  3. Sexual problems in women
  4. Condom use errors and problems

I have published articles on the following topics: the relationship between the menstrual cycle and changes in mood and sexuality; menstrual synchrony; methodological issues in recall data on sexual behavior, gender differences in sexuality; the relationship between mood and sexuality; sexual arousal in women, contraception and sexuality, asexuality, microbicides; and intimate partner violence.

I am a member of the Condom Use Research Team (CURT), a multidisciplinary research team involving The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), and researchers from Canada and the U.S.

Current collaborations:

  • Professor Richard Crosby (College of Public Health, University of Kentucky)
  • Dr Robin Milhausen (Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph)
  • Professor Stephanie Sanders (The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University)
  • Professor William Yarber (Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University and the Rural Center for AIDS/STD prevention)
  • Professor BenteTræen, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
  • Dr Katherine Brown,Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR), Coventry University
  • Dr Katie Newby, Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR), Coventry University

Research group(s)

Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP)

Affiliate research group(s)

Centre for Sexual Health Research (CSHR)

Research project(s)

Sexuality education and sexual health literacy

The variety of levels and range of sources from which knowledge and attitudes to sex and sexuality are constructed and shaped

Placebo effects and informed consent

Sexual wellbeing, functioning, arousal and pleasure

Projects investigating sexual agency

Contraceptive utilisation, condom use and STI prevention

There are many different forms of female contraception available, yet the condom is the only method that also protects men and women from sexually transmitted infections.

Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Sex Research
Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Research Fellow, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Indiana University
International Editor, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Chair, Psychology Ethics Committee

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Book Section(s)

  • Sexual dysfunction - Graham, Cynthia A.. In DSM-5 Clinical Cases
    Published:
    2014
    Published by:
    Arlington, US
    Page Range:
    230-233
  • Orgasm disorders in women - Graham, Cynthia A.. In Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy. 5th Edition - Binik, Yitzchak M. and Hall, Kathryn S.K. (eds.)
    Published:
    2014
    Published by:
    New York, United States
    Page Range:
    89-111
  • Culturally sensitive sex therapy: the need for shared meanings in the treatment of sexual problems - Hall, Kathryn S.K. and Graham, Cynthia A.. In Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy. 5th Edition - Binik, Yitzchak M. and Hall, Kathryn S.K. (eds.)
    Published:
    2014
    Published by:
    New York, United States
    Page Range:
    334-358
  • Defining and diagnosing women's sexual problems - Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft, John. In The Essential Handbook of Women's Sexuality
    Published:
    2013
    Page Range:
    235-251
  • Introduction - Hall , Kathryn and Graham, Cynthia A.. In The Cultural Context of Sexual Pleasure and Problems: Psychotherapy with Diverse Clients - Hall, Kathryn and Graham, Cynthia A. (eds.)
    Published:
    2012
    Published by:
    New York City, US
    Page Range:
    1-20
  • Correct condom use self-efficacy scale - Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., Milhausen, R.R., Sanders, S.A. and Yarber, W.L.. In Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition - Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    160-161
  • The sexual excitation/sexual inhibition inventory for women and men (SESII-W/M) - Milhausen, Robin, Graham, Cynthia A. and Sanders, Stephanie A.. In Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition - Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    247-249
  • The sexual excitation/sexual inhibition inventory for women (SESII-W) - Graham, Cynthia A., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Milhausen, Robin. In Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition - Fisher, Terri D., Davis , Clive M. and Yarber, William L. (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    239-242
  • Condom use errors/problems survey - Crosby, Richard, Graham, Cynthia A., Milhausen, Robin R, Sanders, Stephanie A. and Yarber, William L.. In Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition - Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    153-159
  • The sexual inhibition/sexual excitation scales (SIS/SES) - Janssen, Erick, Bancroft, John, Graham, Cynthia A. and Carpenter, Deanna. In Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition - Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    243-246
  • The sexual inhibition/sexual excitation scales - short form (SIS/SES-SF) - Carpenter, Deanna, Janssen, Erick, Graham, Cynthia A., Vorst, Harrie and Wicherts, Jelte. In Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition - Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    236-239
  • Asexuality: classification and characterization - Prause, Nicole and Graham, Cynthia A.. In Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings - Moore, Nelwyn B., Davidson, J. Kenneth and Fisher, Terri D. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Page Range:
    438-449
  • Research and evaluation - Cooper, Myra and Graham, Cynthia A.. In Clinical Psychology in Practice - Beinart, Helen and Kennedy, Paul (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    Chichester, GB
    Page Range:
    307-315
  • Sexual health - Graham, Cynthia A.. In Clinical Psychology in Practice - Beinart, Helen, Kennedy, Paul and Llewelyn, Susan (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    Chichester, GB
    Page Range:
    307-315
  • The sexual dysfunctions - Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft, John. In New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry - Gelder, Michael, Andreasen, Nancy, Lopez-Ibor, Juan and Geddes, John (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
    Page Range:
    821-831
  • Necrophilia - Graham, Cynthia A.. In Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender - Malti-Douglas, Fedwa (ed.)
    Published:
    2007
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Series:
    Macmillan Social Science Library
    Page Range:
    1060-1061
  • Assessing the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction with surveys: what is feasible? - Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft, John. In Women’s Sexual Function and Dysfunction: Study, Diagnosis, and Treatment - Goldstein,, Irwin , Meston, Cindy M. , Davis, Susan R. and Traish, Abdulmaged M. (eds.)
    Published:
    2006
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Page Range:
    52-60
  • Crisis intervention - Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft , John. In An Introduction to the Psychotherapies. Fourth Edition - Bloch, Sidney (ed.)
    Published:
    2006
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
    Page Range:
    197-213
  • Qualitative health research and sexual dysfunction - Tiefer, L., Rosen, R., Giami, A., Popay, J., Graham, Cynthia A. and Sanders, S.. In Sexual medicine: Sexual dysfunctions in men and women - Lue, T.F., Basson, Rosemary , Rosen, Raymond , Guiliano, Francois , Khoury, Saad and Montorsi, Francesco (eds.)
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    2nd International Consultation on Sexuall Dysfunctions
    Published by:
    Paris, FR
    Page Range:
    163-170
  • The Kinsey Institute as a center for graduate education in human sexuality - Graham, Cynthia A., Bancroft , John, Yarber, William L. and Sanders, Stephanie A.. In Handbook of Sexuality Research Training Initiatives - di Mauro, Diane, Gilbert, H. and Parker, R. (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    100-109
  • Methodological issues involved in adult recall of childhood sexual experiences - Graham, Cynthia A.. In Sexual Developmentin Childhood - Bancroft, John (ed.)
    Published:
    2003
    Published by:
    Bloomington, US
    Series:
    Kinsey Institute Series
    Page Range:
    67-76
  • Effects of fragrance on female sexual arousal and mood across the menstrual cycle - Graham, Cynthia A., Janssen, Erick and Sanders, Stephanie A.. In Compendium of Olfactory Research Supplement: 1995-2000
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    71-76
  • What is emotion?. - Graham, Cynthia A.. In Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine - Porter, Michael and Adler, Beth (eds.)
    Published:
    1998
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    24-25
  • A comparison of retrospective interview assessment vs. daily ratings of sexual interest and activity in women - Graham, Cynthia A.. In Researching Sexual Behavior: Methodological Issues - Bancroft, John (ed.)
    Published:
    1997
    Published by:
    Bloomington, US
    Page Range:
    227-236
  • 'Not now darling, I'm on the Pill': researching oral contraception - Graham, Cynthia A.. In The Sex Scientists - Brannigan, Gary G., Allgeier, Elizabeth Rice and Allegeier, Richard (eds.)
    Published:
    1997
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
    Page Range:
    126-139
  • Crisis intervention. - Bancroft, John and Graham, Cynthia A.. In An Introduction to the Psychotherapies
    Published:
    1996
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
    Page Range:
    116-136
  • Women, mood, and the menstrual cycle - Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft, John. In The Health Psychology of Women - Niven, Katherine and Carroll, Douglas (eds.)
    Published:
    1993
    Published by:
    Chur, CH
    Page Range:
    13-25
  • Social factors and menstrual synchrony in a population of female nurses - Graham, Cynthia A. and McGrew, William C.. In Menstrual Health in Women's Lives - Dan, Alice J. and Lewis, Linda L. (eds.)
    Published:
    1992
    Published by:
    Illinois, US
    Page Range:
    246-253

I am the module coordinator for Psychology and the Delivery of Health Care (PSYC6002) on the MSc in Health Psychology programme. I also co-teach (with Prof. Roger Ingham) Social and Psychological Approaches to understanding Sexual Health (PSYC 3015).

Professor Cynthia Graham
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/3073

Telephone: (023) 8059 3091
Email: C.A.Graham@soton.ac.uk

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