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  • Nyissa Walsh, BSc (Hons)


Dr. Sheila N. Garland

Program of Study:

Masters of Science in Experimental (Clinical) Psychology

Project Title:

Exploring the Impact of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) on Perceived Cognitive Impairment (PCI) in Breast Cancer Survivors

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award - Master’s ($17,500) - September 2019
  • Research Fellowship Concordia University - The Application of Biostatistics to Real World Health Data ($915) - July 2019
  • Memorial University School of Graduate Studies Support- Master’s ($6,500) - September 2018
  • Faculty of Science Dean’s List- September 2016

Career Aspirations:

I am currently completing a Master’s degree in health research and plan to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Following my doctoral degree, I aspire to become a registered clinical psychologist diagnosing and treating those with sleep disorders, mood disorders and cognitive impairments. Much of my research focuses in behavioural sleep medicine and therefore, the therapeutic effects of treating sleep deprivation in traumatic brain injured patients and cancer patients. My interests also include neurodegenerative diseases and developmental disorders.


Memorial University of Newfoundland


Published Abstracts

Walsh, N., Repa, L., King, E., & Garland, S. N. (2019). Mood as a Mediator of Mindfulness and Insomnia Symptoms in Young Adults. Sleep, 42, A167-A168. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsz067.413

Walsh, N., Repa L. M., & Garland, S. N. (2018). Association between chronotype and mental health in Canadian university students. Sleep, 41, A242-A243. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy061.653.


Morgan, D., Fowler, K., & Walsh, N. (2018). Psychological distress in Canadian men and women with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Exploring the differential role of social support. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. In Review

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