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Athabasca University

Sharon Moore, PhD, M.Ed, BA, RN, R. Psych.




  • Ph.D. (1994), The University of Texas at Austin

Clinical Background

Psychiatric and Mental Health settings, Community Mental Health and Geriatric Mental Health.

Teaching and Learning Interests

  • Qualitative Research
  • Supportive environments in online learning
  • Arts-based pedagogies

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Practice
  • Hope in health care and counselling
  • Aging and mental health
  • Arts-based approaches to research
  • Suicide and older adults
  • Qualitative research approaches

Other Interests

  • Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (steering committee member)
  • Creative Aging Calgary Society (board member)

Professional Associations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association
  • Alberta Association on Gerontology
  • Canadian Association of Nurse Researchers
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Honors & Awards

  • Creative Arts Award for Photography from International Federation on Aging (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Juried Photographic Exhibition at McMullen Gallery in Edmonton AB
  • Mary Morrison Davis Award of Excellence in Gerontology
  • CIHR Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging (co-recipient)
  • Nominee for Premier's Awards in Health Studies for Graduates of Ontario College's of Applied Arts & Technologies
  • Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award Mount Royal College
  • Team Leadership Award National Chair Academy
  • Excellence in Mental Health Nursing Award
  • Outstanding PhD Graduate Student Award, University of Texas at Austin
  • Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction


Sharon Moore has presented more than 150 papers, workshops and keynote addresses at conferences and universities around the world in Canada, United States, Hawaii, Kenya, Uganda, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, India and the Czech Republic. Her presentations have focused on hope, aging, suicide and teaching and learning in distance education.

Updated May 26 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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