Lab Director

Dr. Sheila N. Garland, PhD, R Psych

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary, AB
MSc, Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary, AB
BA, (Honours), Psychology, University of Calgary, AB



Dr. Sheila Garland is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Oncology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Garland conducts psycho-oncology and behavioral sleep medicine research with an increasing emphasis on examining the mechanisms and comparative effectiveness of mind-body interventions to improve sleep in cancer patients. 

Dr. Sheila N. Garland

Dr. Sheila N. Garland

Doctoral Students

Lily Repa, BSc (Hons)

(2015-Present)


I received my Bachelor of Science (honours) in psychology from the University of Ottawa. For my dissertation research, I am examining the impact of both sleep disturbance and chronotype on mental health in order to inform future prevention and intervention programs at MUN. In the 2018-19 year, I will be completing my predoctoral residency at the Ottawa Institute for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Ellie King, BSc (Hons), MSc

Ellie King

(2015-Present)


I received my Bachelor of Science (honours) in psychology at the University of Liverpool and a Masters of Mental Health Studies from King's College, London in the UK. My doctoral thesis examines the non-medical use of prescription stimulants among MUN students to cope with the effects of poor sleep. In September 2018, I will be starting a full-time internship position at Eastern Health, with a focus on trauma and addictions

Breanna Lane, BA (Hons)

Breanna Lane

(2016-Present)


I received my Bachelor of Arts (honours) at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.  My dissertation is a collaboration with Young Adult Cancer Canada to examine the needs of young adults with cancer using a national survey. 

Nicole Rodriguez, BSc (Hons)

Nicole Rodriguez

(2017-Present)


I received my Bachelors of Science (honours) from Memorial University. My dissertation will focus on the long term impact of poor sleep on cognitive outcomes in newly diagnosed breast and prostate cancer patients.

Master's Students

Kaitlyn Mahon, BSc (Hons), BBA (Hons)

(2018-Present)


I received my Bachelor of Science (honours) and Bachelor of Business Administration (honours) at Memorial University. I am currently completing a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Garland and plan to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist. My thesis will examine the financial impact of cancer in young adults.

Nyissa Walsh, BSc (Hons)

Nyissa Walsh

(2018-Present)


I am currently completing a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Sheila Garland. I plan to further my studies and pursue a clinical doctorate following my Master's degree. I am gaining valuable experience with both clinical research and conducting patient assessments. My thesis focuses on improving sleep and cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors.

Honours Students

Robyn St. Croix

Robyn St. Croix

(2018-Present)


I am a fourth year Bachelor of Science (Honours) student majoring in Psychology. I plan to pursue a career in medicine when I graduate. My honours thesis will examine the impact of feeling connected to others on overall wellbeing in young adults with cancer.


Research Assistants

Bryanna Boland

Bryanna Boland

(2016-Present)


I am currently completing a Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology. I am working under Dr. Garland in the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab to gain experience in a lab setting. I would like to work towards a PhD in comparative psychology.

Megan Van Wijk, BSc (Hons)

(2017-Present)


I am currently completing a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Carter-Major. I am gaining experience with clinical research to prepare me for a career as a clinical psychologist.

Ryan Collins, BA (Hons), MSc

(2018-Present)


I received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science (Kinesiology) in Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Recreation from Memorial University. For my master’s thesis, I completed a nationwide study on the associations of sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels with quality of life in young adult cancer survivors. I am now working toward a career in clinical psychology.

Laura Harris, BSc (Hons)

(2018-Present)


I am currently completing my Masters in Experimental Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Nick Harris. As a research assistant in the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab, I am learning more about the field of clinical psychology and gaining clinical experience. This opportunity prepares me as I pursue my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist

Emily Winters, BSc (Hons)

(2018-Present)


I am currently a Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology student. I am volunteering in the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab, helping to recruit participants and conduct assessments. I hope to continue my education and pursue a clinical doctorate following my Masters.

Lab Alumni

Masters Students

  • Kayla Wall, BSc (Hons), MSc (2016- 2018)
  • Samantha Scurrey, BA (Hons), MAPS (2016-2018)

Honours Students

  • Hillary Rowe, BSc (Hons) (2015-2017)
  • Hannah Lane, BSc (Hons) (2016-2017)
  • Nicole Rodriguez, BSc (Hons) (2016-2017)
  • Joshua Remedios, BA (Hons) (2016-2017)
  • Nyissa Walsh, BSc (Hons) (2017-2018)
  • Whitney Willcott-Benoit, BSc (Hons) (2017-2018)

Research Assistants

  • Victoria Kavanagh, BA (Hons) (2018)

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