Nurse Practitioner
William Osler Nurse Led Outreach Team
Sheelagh holds a baccalaureate degree from Queen’s, and a Masters of Nursing Science and an Adult Nurse Practitioner degree from Arizona State University. She has been a Nurse Practitioner for over ten years, with a focus in geriatrics. She has worked for organizations in both Canada and the US; with experience in Long Term Care, inpatient geriatric consults, and outpatient geriatric clinics. She has presented at recent conferences related to projects involving telemedicine and neuropsychiatric features of dementia. Sheelagh has been part of the William Osler Nurse Led Outreach Team for the past seven years, where she has led multiple pilots to improve access to long-term care. Most recently she received a research award by Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, Spark program and is currently conducting an evaluation study related to the development of a clinical process for the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in the long-term care setting. In addition, within the Central West LHIN, the new neurobehavioral Nurse Practitioner role is based on her work in this area.