Shane Sinclair


Faculty of Nursing

PostDoctoral Fellowship

Canadian Institute of Health Research University of Manitoba, 2012


University of Calgary, 2009

Contact information


Professional Faculties : PF3250


Research Interests

  • Compassion
  • Psycho-social oncology
  • Spirituality & health
  • Palliative care
  • Qualitative research


Dr. Shane Sinclair (PhD'09) is a full professor with the UCalgary Nursing.  He is also the director of the Compassion Research Lab and an adjunct professor within the Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. His nationally funded, internationally recognized research focuses on compassion in health care, including the development and validation of the Sinclair Compassion Questionnaire. Dr. Sinclair is a former Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Manitoba), a recipient of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care Lifetime Achievement Award, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research CAPO Award for Research Excellence, the International Psycho-Oncology Society New Investigator Award and is a former top 40 under 40 awardee from Calgary's Avenue magazine.  He has given over 200 invited lectures, has over 125 peer reviewed publication and is considered an international subject matter expert on the topic of compassion.



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