Annika Gunst
MA (Psych)

Doctoral Student, Psychology (Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology)
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Areas of expertise
sexual dysfunctions; human sexuality; sexual desire

I am a doctoral student at the Division of Psychology, University of Turku (UTU). I graduated from Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) with a Master's degree in psychology in 2014. I worked part-time as a research assistant at the Department of Psychology, ÅAU, 2011-2014. I spent six months working on a research collaboration at ANOVA, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, in 2016-2017.

My research interests include etiology and treatment of sexual dysfunctions, particularly low sexual desire in women, and changes in sexual behavior and function over time.

Since 2012, I have been teaching the Sexology course at the Department of Psychology, ÅAU (also available for psychology students at UTU). I have previously co-taught Male and Female Sexual Dysfunctions arranged through Turku School of Behavioral Sciences in 2015, and Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus arranged for research personnel at the Department of Psychology, ÅAU, in 2015. I have also served as a guest lecturer at Kehityspsykologia II at the Division of Psychology, UTU, since 2015.


A high-powered replication study finds no effect of starting or stopping hormonal contraceptive use on relationship quality (2018)
Evolution and Human Behavior
Patrick Jern, Antti Kärnä, Janna Hujanen, Tatu Erlin, Annika Gunst, Helmi Rautaheimo, Emilia Öhman, S. Craig Roberts, Brendan P. Zietsch
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A Longitudinal Assessment of Associations Between Women's Tendency to Pretend Orgasm, Orgasm Function, and Intercourse-Related Pain in Different Partner Relationship Constellations. (2018)
Archives of Sexual Behavior
Patrick Jern, Outi Hakala, Antti Kärnä, Annika Gunst
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A network analysis of female sexual function: comparing symptom networks in women with decreased, increased, and stable sexual desire (2018)
Scientific Reports
Annika Gunst, Marlene Werner, Lourens J. Waldorp, Ellen T. M. Laan, Marianne Källström, Patrick Jern
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A Randomized, Waiting-List-Controlled Study Shows That Brief, Mindfulness-Based Psychological Interventions Are Effective for Treatment of Women’s Low Sexual Desire (2018)
Journal of Sex Research
Annika Gunst, Daniel Ventus, Stefan Arver, Cecilia Dhejne, Katarina Görts-Öberg, Elin Zamore-Söderström, Patrick Jern
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Cohort profile: Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy genetics consortium (NVP Genetics Consortium) (2017)
International Journal of Epidemiology
Lucía Colodro-Conde, Simone M. Cross, Penelope A. Lind, Jodie N. Painter, Annika Gunst, Patrick Jern, Ada Johansson, Merete Lund Maegbaek, Trine Munk-Olsen, Dale R. Nyholt, Juan R. Ordoñana, Lavinia Paternoster, Juan F. Sánchez-Romera, Margaret J. Wright, Sarah E. Medland
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Female sexual function varies over time and is dependent on partner-specific factors: a population-based longitudinal analysis of six sexual function domains (2017)
Psychological Medicine
A. Gunst, D. Ventus, A. Kärnä, P. Salo, P. Jern
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A Longitudinal Analysis of Premature Ejaculation Symptoms Raises Concern Regarding the Appropriateness of a “"Lifelong"” Subtype (2016)
European Urology Focus
Daniel Ventus, Mari Ristilä, Annika Gunst, Antti Kärnä, Stefan Arver,
Juhana Piha, Patrick Jern

A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genetic Variants Associated With Male Pedophilic Sexual Interest (2016)
Journal of Sexual Medicine
Katarina Alanko, Annika Gunst, Andreas Mokros, Pekka Santtila
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Last updated on 2019-19-06 at 02:21