Former “Married at First Sight” Relationship Expert Dr. Trisha Stratford Dies at 72

Former “Married at First Sight” Relationship Expert Dr. Trisha Stratford Dies at 72


Dr. Trisha Stratford, a former relationship expert on the reality program “Married at First Sight,” has passed away at the age of 72. The news was announced fellow relationship expert John Aiken, who expressed his sadness and shared memories of their time together on the show. The cause of her death has not been disclosed.

Dr. Trisha Stratford was a clinical neuropsychologist who specialized in the neuroscience of relationships. She appeared on the Australian version of “Married at First Sight” for seven seasons before deciding to leave in 2020. In an interview with Women’s Day NZ, she mentioned that one of the reasons for her departure was that the show’s producers did not listen to her advice regarding the psychological state of some of the participants.

After Dr. Stratford’s departure, she was replaced clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla on the show. The production company behind “Married at First Sight” clarified that the relationship experts on the show primarily have an on-air role and do not have a significant influence on the participants’ selection process.

In addition to her work on “Married at First Sight,” Dr. Stratford had a diverse background in media and social justice. Before joining the show, she worked for 60 Minutes in New Zealand and Australia and was a war correspondent in Somalia and Bosnia. She also produced and directed documentaries on social justice issues and published two books.

Dr. Trisha Stratford’s death has been met with sadness, with Nine, the network that airs the show, expressing their condolences to her family. Her contributions to the field of relationships and her work on “Married at First Sight” will be remembered.

– Clinical neuropsychologist: a professional who specializes in understanding the relationship between the brain and behavior.
– Neuroscience: the study of the nervous system and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions.
– Social justice: the fair and just treatment of all individuals in society, particularly in relation to issues of equality and human rights.

– Source article: The Sydney Morning Herald
– Women’s Day NZ