Cynthia A. Graham

Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health, University of Southampton

Professor Cynthia Graham is a Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health within Psychology at the University of Southampton and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sex Research.

Her research interests are in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. Her current research focuses on four main areas:

– The behavioural effects of hormonal contraceptives
– The relevance of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition to sexual health
– Sexual problems in women
– Condom use errors and problems

She has published articles on the following topics: the relationship between the menstrual cycle and changes in mood and sexuality; menstrual synchrony; methodological issues in recall data on sexual behavior, gender differences in sexuality; the relationship between mood and sexuality; sexual arousal in women, contraception and sexuality, asexuality, microbicides; and intimate partner violence.

Her primary appointment is as a Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Centre for Sexual Health Research, University of Southampton. She is also a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. She is a member of the Condom Use Research Team (CURT), a multidisciplinary research team involving The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), and researchers from Canada and the U.S.


  • –present
    Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health, University of Southampton