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  • Kayla Wall


Dr. Sheila N. Garland

Program of Study:


Project Title:

Objective and Subjective Cognitive Dysfunction and Sleep in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • 2017 Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Trainee Award - $17,850
  • 2015-16 Dean of Science List (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • 2016 Janeway Foundation Research Award (Collaboration with Dr. Christina Thorpe and Leanna Lewis) - $15,000 (Janeway Child Health Centre)
  • 2016 Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence 2016 for Honours Thesis (Canadian Psychological Association)
  • 2016 Bill McKim Psychology Honours Thesis Award for Best Honours Thesis (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • 2014-15 Dean of Science List (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • 2013 CUPE 1615 Scholarship - $500 (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • 2012 Memorial University Entrance Scholarship - $1,000 (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • 2012 Richard (Dick) Pendergast Memorial Scholarship - $500 (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Career Aspirations:

I plan to enter a PhD program in clinical psychology in the Fall of 2018. I am interested in continuing research related to cognitive dysfunction and sleep disturbances experienced by patients diagnosed with cancer. By continuing this research, I hope to aid in the development of prevention and treatment programs for sleep disturbance and cancer-related cognitive dysfunction. My goal is to become one of the leading clinical researchers in Canada to help improve the lives of individuals diagnosed with cancer.


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Wall, K., Lewis, L. M., Chaulk, A-M., Chaulk, P., Skinner, D. M., & Thorpe, C. M. (2016). Access to a food entrainable oscillator improves performance on a daily time place learning task. Society for Neuroscience. Society for Neuroscience (San Diego)

Bethune, C.; Graham, W.; McCarthy, P.; Asghari, S.; Heeley, T.; Godwin, M. & Wall, K. (2016). 6for6: A research skills training program for rural doctors. PriFor 2016. Primary Healthcare Partnership Forum (PriFor)

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