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Dr. Annie Duchesne

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology


Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Dr. Annie Duchesne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Northern British Columbia. Dr. Duchesne obtained her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from McGill University in 2014, where she studied the stress processes across the menstrual cycle in Dr. Jens Pruessner’s lab. She pursued postdoctoral research in neuroendocrinology at the University of Toronto in Dr. Gillian Einstein’s lab, investigating the brain and cognitive correlates of surgical menopause. Dr. Duchesne’s primary research interest is understanding how hormones regulate behaviours differently across situations and individuals with a specific focus on sex and gender. NSERC currently supports her research. She is the UNBC-IGH trainee network’s senior mentor, an executive member of the Canadian Organization of Gender and Sex Research and a board member of the Neurogenderings Network. She is an editor of a recent Frontiers in Human Neuroscience ebook entitled “Bridging gaps between sex and gender in neurosciences,” reflecting her growing interest in integrative sex and gender research frameworks and methodologies.

Area of Research Expertise
Hormones; Sex; Gender; Neuroscience; Neuroendocrinology