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 Associate 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
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.
(2019 - Present)
I received my Bachelor of Science (honours) in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and subsequently completed my PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University (Douglas Hospital) and my post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School (McLean Hospital). My research has centered on the regulation of cellular plasticity in depression, suicide, and following trauma, with a focus on the utility of neuroplasticity-associated genes as biomarkers of individual differences in trauma response and affective learning. I am currently enrolled in the PsyD program at MUN, during which time I will be working under the supervision of Dr. Sheila Garland and in collaboration with Young Adult Cancer Canada to investigate coping and trauma response in young adults with cancer.
(2019 - Present)
I received my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Master of Science (Kinesiology) in Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Recreation from Memorial University. My dissertation will be focused on investigating physical activity levels, circadian rhythm, and cognitive functioning in breast cancer patients in a longitudinal study.
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.
I received my Bachelor of Arts (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 focus on cancer survivors’ use of cannabis to help treat insomnia. I intend to pursue doctoral studies in clinical psychology after my Master’s degree.
I received my Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Memorial University. My thesis involved examining the differences in the psychosocial and financial wellbeing between rural and urban young adult (age 15-39 year olds) cancer survivors. I am excited to work as the Research Coordinator for the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab. My future goals are to work in rural health care.
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.
(2020 - Present)
I am currently completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and I am working as a summer student in the lab. This summer, I will be examining relationships between sleep and physical and mental health. I hope to
pursue future studies in Clinical Psychology, and I am very excited to be
gaining experience with clinical research in this lab setting.
I am currently an undergraduate student completing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Following the completion of my BA, I hope to pursue graduate schooling and a career in clinical psychology. I look forward to furthering my knowledge and experience in the Sleep, Health, and Wellness lab.