Samantha Joel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Her research examines how people make the decisions that grow or break apart their romantic relationships, and how those decision strategies are linked to relationship, well-being, and health outcomes. Click for her CV or her Google Scholar page.

Affiliated Graduate Students

Sierra Cronan is a PhD student at the University of Utah. Broadly, she is interested in how romantic relationships impact health. More specifically, she is interested in the physiological changes that occur as a result of the relationships we choose to maintain.

Annelise Parkes Murphy is a Master’s student at Bradley University. She is currently conducting a project with Dr. Joel on the subject of consensually nonmonogamous relationships. She is interested in alternative relationship styles and  expectations involved in romantic relationships.