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

Professor Emeritus

Sharon Moore



  • 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

  • Health Reach Canada (Board Member)
  • 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

  • Recipient of Honorary Life Membership Award from the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (2019)
  • Nominee for Ontario Premiers Award in Health Sciences (2017)
  • Inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario (2017)
  • Recipient of the 2014 Nursing Excellence in Education Award from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • 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 has presented more than 170 papers, workshops and keynote addresses at conferences and universities around the world in Canada, United States, Hawaii, Kenya, Uganda, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, India, United Kingdom and the Czech Republic. Her presentations have focused on hope, aging, suicide and teaching and learning in distance education and qualitative research.