Sarah Stanton

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Undergraduate teaching

PSYL10141: Science of Close Relationships

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

  • Zoe Chen-Zhao (Primary Supervisor)
  • Jiaxuan Du (Primary Supervisor)
  • Ian Hajnosz (Primary Supervisor)
  • Taranah Gazder (Primary Supervisor)
  • Annalyse Ellis (Assistant Supervisor)
  • Andrew Ithurburn (Assistant Supervisor)

Past PhD students supervised

  • Dr Siyu Chen (Primary Supervisor)
  • Dr Karen Twiselton¬† (Primary Supervisor)
  • Dr Mayu Koike (Assistant Supervisor)

Research summary

I use a social psychological approach to understand the cognitive and affective aspects of close relationships and their effects on behavior and health and well-being. I am particularly interested in how promoting positive relationship experiences benefits close others immediately and over time. My  expertise lies in a theoretically-driven, dyadic, multi-method approach to studying close relationship dynamics.

Past project grants

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) New Investigator Grant ES/S005749/1; "Variety is the Spice of Love: Promoting Partner Responsiveness within the Relationship Ecosystem"