Shannon L. Sibbald, PhD

Associate Professor

Room 334, HSB
519 661-2111 x86258
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  • MSc, PhD (Toronto)
  • BHSc (Western)

Graduate Program Supervision

  • Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc | PhD
  • Health Information Science MSc | PhD
  • Master of Clinical Science MSc

Research In Profile

Shannon L. Sibbald is an Associate Professor at Western University with appointments in School of Health Studies (Faculty of Health Sciences), Family Medicine and the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health. As a health systems researcher, her interests span the health care continuum. Dr. Sibbald works from an ‘integrated knowledge translation’ approach involving knowledge-users, decision makers and key stakeholders throughout the research process. Her current research focuses on the implementation, spread, and sustainability of integrated models of team-based care for chronic disease management. She primarily use qualitative research methods including multiple-case comparison, narrative approach, grounded theory, content and discourse analysis. She teaches across the university at both undergraduate and graduate level. 

Featured Publications and Projects

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Sibbald, S.L., Misra, V., daSilva, M. et al. A framework to support the progressive implementation of integrated team-based care for the management of COPD: a collective case study. BMC Health Serv Res 22, 420 (2022).
  • Sibbald SL, Hall RE, Embuldeniya GE, Gutberg J, Everall-Day A, Abdelhalim R, Carbone S, Jopling S, Nessa NS, Thampinathan S, & Wodchis WP. (2020). Ontario Health Team Central Evaluation – Formative Evaluation: Document Analysis. Toronto, ON: Health System Performance Network.
  • Sibbald, S.L., Jegatheeswaran, J., Pocock, H., Penney, G. (2020). A National Survey of Educational and Training Preferences and Practices for Public Health Nurses in Canada. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(1):25-31.
  • Sibbald, S. L., & Haggerty, N. (2019). Integrating Business and Medical Pedagogy to Accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 13(1), 92–101.
  • Sibbald, S.L., Kang, H. & Graham, I.D. (2019). Collaborative health research partnerships: a survey of researcher and knowledge-user attitudes and perceptions. Health Research Policy and Systems, 17, 92.
  • Sibbald, S. L., John-Baptiste, A., & Speechley, M. (2019). Navigating the Complexities of Evaluating Team-Based Learning in the Graduate Classroom. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 5(4):254–260.
  • Sibbald, S. L., Misra, V., Ziegler, B., & Fazel, S. (2019). Supporting a Healthier Campus: Once University’s Journey to Smoke-Free. Youth Engagement in Health Promotion, 3 (1).

Visit Google Scholar for a comprehensive list of publications.

Current Grants and Research Projects

Featured Graduate Student Projects

Evaluating the Implementation of a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Program Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research: A Case Study

  • Paciocco, Stafan (2020). MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The Role of Community Paramedicine Programming in Providing Lift Assists in Southwestern Ontario

  • Rosa, Andrew (2021). MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Perceived patient-pharmacist communication and diabetes management: Assessing medication adherence among older patients

  • Flores Sandoval, Cecilia (2017). MSc, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Visit Scholarship@Western for a comprehensive list of completed student theses and dissertations.

Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations

Professional Activities

  • Co-lead for the Western Ontario Population Health Coalition
  • Co-lead for the Collaborative Health Care Improvement Partnerships (CHIPs)
  • Academic Partner of the Ontario Lung Association, Patient Support Group
  • Mentor iHPME Alumni Association