Dr. Charmaine Borg

Professional Experience

2018 – now: Permanent position, assistant professor, at University of Groningen
2014 – 2016: Lecturer and researcher, ECPS, EFS-ESSM, at University of Groningen
2009 – 2013: PhD at University of Groningen
2008 – 2009: MSc at Kings College, London;
2002 – 2006: Short Stay Psychiatric Unit Malta (Head of shift), University of Malta

Expertise and Research Interests

The main research area is the dynamics between sexual arousal and disgust. This gives insights reflected in sexual in sexual pain disorders, sexual misuse and abuse, sexual risky behaviours etc.

Selected Publications

  1. Borg, C., Oosterwijk, T. A., Lisý, D., Boesveldt, S., & de Jong, P. J. (2019). The influence of olfactory disgust on (Genital) sexual arousal in men. PLoS ONE, 14(2), [e0213059].
  2. Dewitte, M., Borg, C., & Lowenstein, L. (2018). A psychosocial approach to female genital pain. Nature reviews urology, 15, 25-41.
  3. Borg, C., de Jong, P. J., & Elgersma, H. (2014). Sexual Aversion and the DSM-5: An Excluded Disorder with Unabated Relevance as a Trans-diagnostic Symptom. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(7), 1219-1223. https://doi.org/(…)07/s10508-014-0341-z
  4. Borg, C., de Jong, P. J., & Georgiadis, J. R. (2014). Subcortical BOLD responses during visual sexual stimulation vary as a function of implicit porn associations in women. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(2), 158-166. ttps://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nss117
  5. Borg, C., & de Jong, P. J. (2012). Feelings of Disgust and Disgust-Induced Avoidance Weaken following Induced Sexual Arousal in Women. PLoSONE, 7(9), [e44111]. https://doi.org/(…)journal.pone.0044111

> 40 Peer reviewed articles and chapters