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 effectiveness of  interventions to improve sleep and other symptoms in cancer survivors. 

Dr. Sheila N. Garland

Dr. Sheila N. Garland

Doctoral Students

Lily Repa, BSc (Hons)

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(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)

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(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.

Lauren Squires, BSc (Hons)

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I received my Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Memorial University. I am currently completing a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Garland, and my thesis will be an updated meta-analysis of cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in cancer patients. Following my Master's degree I plan to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology.

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Research Coordinator

Kathryn Dalton, BSc (Hons)

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(2019-Present)





I received my Bachelor of Science (honours) from Carleton University. I am currently finishing my Master of Science and my thesis involved examining the best possible treatment for emerging adults (age 18-25 year olds) with substance use disorders. I am excited to work as the Research Coordinator for the Sleep, Health, and Wellness lab. My future goals are within health care specifically clinical psychology or medicine. 

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.

Joshua Tulk

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(2019-Present)


As a current undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Science program , I am eager to gain valuable skills, experience, and knowledge in clinical research as I look towards my future studies, graduate school, and a career in clinical psychology.

Honours Students

Jessica Kieley

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(2018-Present)






I am currently completing a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Psychology at Memorial University. I will be completing my honours under the supervision of Dr.Garland in the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab. After I receive my undergraduate degree I hope to pursue a masters in a health-related field.

Medical Students

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Sarah Branton, BSc, MSc.

  

I received my Bachelor of Science (honours) and Master of Science degrees from Memorial University. I am currently working towards the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Memorial University. I am gaining clinical research experience under Dr. Garland’s supervision, which will prove valuable in my future medical career. My research interests include factors that influence the quality of life of breast cancer patients.

Lab Alumni

Masters Students

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

Honours Students

  • 2015-2016 - Hillary Rowe, BSc (Hons) 
  • 2016-2017 - Hannah Lane, BSc (Hons) 
  • 2016-2017 - Nicole Rodriguez, BSc (Hons) 
  • 2016-2017 - Joshua Remedios, BA (Hons)
  • 2016-2017 - Katherine Flynn, BSc (Hons) co-supervised with Dr. Ken Fowler
  • 2017-2018 - Nyissa Walsh, BSc (Hons) 
  • 2017-2018 - Whitney Willcott-Benoit, BSc (Hons) 
  • 2018-2019 - Robyn St. Croix, BSc (Hons) 

Research Assistants

  • 2016-2017 - Hillary Rowe, BSc (Hons) 
  • 2018-2019 - Victoria Kavanagh, BA (Hons) 
  • 2018-2019 - Emily Winters, MSc. 
  • 2018-2019 - Laura Harris-Lane, MSc. 
  • 2017-2019 - Megan Van Wijk, MSc. 

MUCEP/Summer Students

  • 2016 - Samantha Scurrey (SURA)
  • 2017 - Nicole Rodriguez (SURA)
  • 2018 - Lauren Gosse (Psychology - MUCEP)
  • 2018 - Jessica Kieley (Psychology - MUCEP)
  • 2018-2019 - Holly Refuse (Archeology - MUCEP)
  • 2019 - Cherish Blackmore (Geography/English - MUCEP)


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