Shayna Sparling has a PhD in Applied Social Psychology, with a speciality in Health Psychology. Her research has primarily focused on sexual decision-making and sexual negotiation – in particular, her work has explored how condom negotiation occurs among new couples and how sexual arousal impacts decision-making, risk-taking, and judgement. She previously held a postdoctoral position with Dr. Milhausen at the University of Guelph where she was cross-appointed to the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) in Toronto. Her work with the OHTN primarily focused on effective HIV risk communication and how health literacy impacts sexual health issues. Her most recent work explores how gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men negotiate condom use and non-use with their sexual partners, as well as how this process is impacted by power differentials. Shayna is excited to be a member of Dr. Hart’s team at Ryerson and is looking forward to participating in more work related to gay and bi men’s sexual health.