Shane Sinclair

Associate Professor

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 is an Associate Professor and Cancer Care Research Professor with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing.  He holds adjunct appointments within the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit at the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on psychosocial and spiritual issues within oncology and palliative care, including his nationally funded program of research on compassion.  Dr. Sinclair is a former Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Manitoba), a recipient of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care Award of Excellence in Research, a top 40 under 40 awardee, and is the current President of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.  He has given invited lectures at the European Association of Palliative Care World Congress, Duke University, and George Washington University.  His 25+ publications thus far have been published in a number of high impact journals, garnering national and international media coverage.


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