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Jacqui is seconded to Paired from The Open University, UK, where she is Professor of Sociology and Intimacy. Her ‘Enduring Love?’ study on long-term couple relationships has received widespread critical acclaim and its findings on the importance of daily interactions in successful relationships has particularly informed the development of Paired.
The author of three books, Jacqui’s research and impact activities have been recognised by three prestigious awards: the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial prize (2009, the Open University Engaging Research Award (2014), the Evelyn Gillian Research Impact Award (2016). She also provides regular media commentary on relationships and has featured in BBC World News, CNN, New York Post, and more.
Marisa is a relationship scientist, coach and psychology professor based in New York. She is the author of ‘From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love', writes regularly for Psychology Today in her blog ‘Finding Love: The Scientific Take’, and has a column in Long Island Weekly.
Her academic research has focused on people’s perceptions of success in early dating experiences and consensual non-monogamy. Marisa is a 2021 TEDx Speaker and her work has been quoted in publications such as Bustle, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping and Men’s Health.