I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at UNB in 2007 under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Byers. I investigated the effects of body
image on women's sexual functioning as well as the roles of body size and physical exercise in this relationship. I also have
attitudes towards sexual health education in the schools and at home.
Following graduation, I was employed as a Psychologist with the Autism
Intervention Program-Eastern Ontario. Since 2009 I have been an
assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Francis
Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia where I teach Abnormal
Psychology, Human Sexuality, and Introductory Psychology.
main research interests include body image and women's sexual
functioning, "friends-with-benefits" relationships, women's
sexual agency, gender and sexuality in film, and positive psychology
I am a clinical psychologist and my clinical interests
involve assessment and intervention for children with
neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, Autism Spectrum
Click here to access my academic website: Angela Weaver.
Here are my publications from my work at UNB:
Weaver, A. D., & Byers, E. S. (2013). Eye of the beholder?: Sociocultural
factors in the body image and sexual well-being of heterosexual women. International
Journal of Sexual Health, 25, 128-147. doi: 10.1080/19317611.2012.737446
Weaver, A. D., MacKeigan, K. L., & MacDonald, H. A.
(2011). Experiences and perceptions of young adults in
friends-with-benefits relationships: A qualitative study. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 20, 41-53.
Byers, E. S., Sears, H. A., & Weaver, A. D. (2008). Parents'
reports of sexual communication with children in Kindergarten to Grade
8. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 86-96.
Weaver, A.D., & Byers, E.S. (2006). The relationship between
body image, body mass index, and exercise and heterosexual women’s
sexual functioning. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 333-339.
Cohen, J. N., Byers, E. S., Sears, H.A., & Weaver, A. D.
(2004). Sexual health education: Attitudes, knowledge, and comfort of
teachers in New Brunswick schools. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 13, 1-15.
Byers, E. S., Sears, H.A., Voyer, S. D., Thurlow, J. L.,
Cohen, J. N., & Weaver, A.D., (2003). An adolescent perspective on
sexual health education at school and at home: I High school students. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 12, 1-17.
Byers, E. S., Sears, H.A., Voyer, S. D., Thurlow, J. L., Cohen, J. N.,
& Weaver, A.D., (2003). An adolescent perspective on sexual health
education at school and at home: II Junior high school students. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 12, 19-33.
Weaver, A.D., Byers, E.S., Sears, H.A., Cohen, J.N., Randall, H.E.S.
(2002). Sexual health education at school and at home: Attitudes and
experiences of New Brunswick parents. Canadian
Journal of Human Sexuality, 11, 19-31.