Dr. Shane Sinclair

Founder and Director of the Compassion Research Lab

Dr. Sinclair is a nationally funded, internationally recognized, and award-winning researcher of the topic of compassion. He is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

His research is directly informed by the clinical arena where he witnessed the transforming power of compassion in the lives of patients and families facing a serious illness. Over the years, the Compassion Research Lab has had the good fortune of partnering with organizations around the world who are committed to improving compassion by partnering in research, utilizing evidence based resources, and consulting with our team.

The Compassion Research Lab

Who's who in the zoo?

From our humble beginnings and a relentless desire to improve healthcare from the inside-out, the Compassion Research Lab has evolved into a high-caliber team of researchers investigating all things compassion. While we take pride in the innovative, rigorous, and impactful nature of our compassion research, we know that this is only part of the equation as the ultimate marker of compassion and the impact of our research is improving the lives of others through action.

Research Partners

Over the years, the Compassion Research Lab has had the good fortune of partnering with organizations around who are committed to improving compassion by partnering in research, utilizing evidence based resources, and consulting with our team.

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Research Opportunities

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Interested in joining the team? Check back for training and job opportunities with the Compassion Research Lab!

Research Coordinator

Manage large multi-centred research studies

Hiring!

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Discover new avenues of compassion research, gain advanced training

Accepting funded post docs!

Research Assistant

Help pave the road towards a brighter future, participate in research that matters

Hiring!

Graduate Student

Improve compassion research, receive mentorship and training within the lab

Opportunities Available!

Knowledge Mobilization Officer

Develop and implement compassion science into the real world

Hiring!