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Dr Lora Adair
Senior Lecturer in Psychology (CCE)

Summary

My research primarily focuses on topics within the domains of social and evolutionary psychology, particularly exploring the relationship between the individual and their social world. My work applies feminist and evolutionary theories/models to investigate intimate relationships, fertility, and sexuality. Investigated topics within my research include reproductive decision-making and reproductive health, sexual and reproductive norms, deception, exploitation, and abuse in intimate relationships, as well as romantic relationship beliefs and relationship maintenance.  

I joined the Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London in the Fall of 2019. Before joining Brunel University London, I served as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas (Fall 2017-Spring 2019) and Lyon College (Fall 2015 - Spring 2017). 

Qualifications

  • PhD Psychology (Kansas State University) in 2015
  • MSc Psychology (Kansas State University) in 2013
  • BSc Psychology (Florida State University) in 2010

Responsibility

  • Lead for the Gender, Sexuality, and Relationships (GSR) research theme in the Centre for Culture and Evolution (CCE) 
  • Level 5/Year 2 coordinator for the BSc in Psychology Programme
  • BREO/ethics reviewer for the College of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences  
  • Academic Staff Representative for the College of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences in the Brunel University Access and Participation Sub Committee (A&PSC)
  • Member of The Bridge - The West London Women's Health Community Engagement Group 
  • Member of the Brunel University Mentorship Network and APEX/APP Mentor 
  • Module lead for PY2601: Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology 

Newest selected publications

Adair, LE., Lozano, N. and Ferenczi, N. (2024) 'Abortion attitudes across cultural contexts: Exploring the role of gender inequality, abortion policy, and individual values'. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 0 (accepted, in press). ISSN: 2157-3883 Open Access Link

Journal article

Nascimento, BS., Adair, L. and Vione, K. (2023) 'Pathways to online infidelity: the roles of perceived online dating success, perceived availability of alternative partners, and mate value discrepancy'. Current Psychology, 43 (14). pp. 12782 - 12793. ISSN: 1046-1310 Open Access Link

Journal article

Agtarap, T. and Adair, L. (2023) 'Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Exploring the Mental Health Implications of Comprehensive Sex Education'. Women's Reproductive Health, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 20. ISSN: 2329-3691 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lozano, NM., Adair, L., Baker, J., Shrestha, A. and Kayser, S. (2023) 'Blind Spots in Abortion Attitudes: Investigating the Nuance of UK Women’s Pro-Choice Perspectives'. Women's Reproductive Health, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 22. ISSN: 2329-3691 Open Access Link

Journal article

Adair, L. and Lozano, N. (2022) 'Adaptive choice: Psychological perspectives on abortion and reproductive freedom'. Women's Reproductive Health, 9 (1). pp. 1 - 26. ISSN: 2329-3691 Open Access Link

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