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  • Dr. Sheila N. Garland, PhD, R Psych


Assistant Professor, Discipline of Psychology 
Cross Appointed to the Discipline of Oncology


Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research Interests:

Psychosocial Oncology, Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances, Cancer treatment side effects (fatigue, cognitive problems, sexual function, etc), Mind-body Interventions, Stress and Health, Behavioural Clinical Trials

Helping people with cancer sleep and live better

Dr. Garland’s research is focused on understanding the development of insomnia during cancer and how best to treat this and other cancer-related side effects. Seeing sleep as a foundation for all other health behaviors, Dr. Garland and her lab are investigating whether improving sleep can produce cascading effects on other symptoms such as cognitive impairment. She also has a special interest in the experience and recovery from cancer in young adults.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Sheila Garland is a Senior Scientist




Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, Room SN3082, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 232 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 3X9
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