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  • Nyissa Walsh, BSc (Hons)

Supervisor:

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:

  • Skills Acquisition Program Award ($5,000) for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia training-February 2020 
  • 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 clinical 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 medical conditions in their entirety by focusing on comorbid symptomology. Much of my research focuses in behavioural sleep medicine and therefore, the therapeutic effects of treating sleep disturbances in chronic disease populations, specifically cancer. I am currently investigating whether if we treat underlying sleep issues within cancer patients, will this yield improvements in mood disturbance, cognitive impairments, mindfulness, daytime productivity, fatigue etc.

Location:

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Publications:

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.

Publications

Walsh, N., Rodriguez, N., Repa, L. M., King, E., & Garland, S. N. (2019). Associations Between Device Use Before Bed, Mood Disturbance, and Insomnia Symptoms in University Students. Sleep Health. In Review.

Fowler, K., Walsh, N., & Morgan, D. (2019). Psychological distress in Canadian men and women with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Exploring the differential role of social support. BMJ Psychiatry. In Review.

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