College of Nursing

Faculty & Staff

Shelley Peacock
Assistant Professor

Office: E4340 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone: (306) 966-7375
Fax: (306) 966-6621


  • Research Interests
    • Dementia
    • Family caregiving
    • Older adults
  • Methodology
    • Qualitative
    • Systematic reviews

Shelley's previous clinical practice and research interests are focused on supporting persons with dementia and their family caregivers particularly at the end of life and into bereavement. Her master of nursing degree (University of Saskatchewan, 2003) was a systematic review of interventions to support family caregivers to persons with dementia and her PhD (University of Alberta, 2011) research was a phenomenology on the experience of providing end-of-life care to a relative with advanced dementia. Shelley taught first and second year nursing students for a number of years within the NEPS and in 2011 assumed a tenure-track position with the College of Nursing.

Since then, Shelley has taught in undergraduate courses in the new BSN program. Recently, she received a Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Establishment Grant (2014 - 2017) to adapt a self-administered bereavement tool to the dementia-context. Also, Shelley supervises and is a committee member for many graduate students in nursing and psychology.


Hammond-Collins, K., Peacock, S. C., & Forbes, D. A. (2014, in press). In sickness and health: Comparing the experiences of husbands and wives caring for a spouse with dementia. Perspectives: Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association.

Peacock, S. C., Hammond-Collins, K., & Forbes, D. A. (2014, in press). The Journey with Dementia from the Perspective of Bereaved Family Caregivers: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. BMC Nursing.

Holtslander, L., & Peacock, S. (In Press). Chronic care, long term care and palliative care. In L. Stamler, & L. Yiu. (Eds.), Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective Pearson Canada.

Forbes, D., Strain, L., Blake, C., Peacock, S., Harrison, W., Woytkiw, T., ... Gibson, M. (2014, in press). Dementia care evidence: Contextual dimensions that influence use in Northern home care centres. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care.

Peacock, S. (2014, In Press). Being-with, being-there: An end-of-life care narrative. Palliative and Supportive Care.

Peacock, S., Konrad, S., Watson, E., Nickel, D., & Muhajarine, N. (2013). Effectiveness of home visiting programs on child outcomes: A systematic review. BMC Public Health, 13(17), 1-14.

Duggleby, W., Swindle, J., & Peacock, S. (2013). Transition intervention for caregivers of persons with dementia. Clinical Nursing Research, 23(1), 20-35.

Peacock, S., Duggleby, W., & Koop, P. (2014). The lived experience of family caregivers who provided end-of-life care to persons with advanced dementia. Palliative and Supportive Care, 12, 117-126.

Peacock, S. (2013). The experience of providing end-of-life care to a relative with advanced dementia: An integrative literature review. Palliative & Supportive Care, 11, 155-168.

Bowen, A., Duncan, V., Peacock, S., Bowen, R., Gawley, L., Campbell, D., & Muhajarine, N. (2014). Mood and anxiety problems in perinatal Indigenous women in Australia, New Zealand, and North America (including Hawaii): A critical review. Transcultural Psychiatry, 51(1), 93-111.

Duggleby, W., Swindle, J., Peacock, S., & Ghosh, S. (2011). A mixed methods study of hope, transitions, and quality of life in family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease. BMC Geriatrics, 11, 88. Available from:

Bowen, A., Duncan, V., Peacock, S., Bowen, R., Campbell, T. D., Gawley, L., & Muhajarine, N. (2010). The state of the literature regarding depression, anxiety, and mood disorders in pregnant and postpartum First Nations, Inuit, and Indigenous women in North America (including Hawaii), Australia, and New Zealand. Contract from First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. Saskatoon: SK. University of Saskatchewan Printing.

Peacock, S., Forbes, D., Markle-Reid, M., Hawranik, P., Morgan, D., Jansen, L., Henderson, S., & Leipert, B. (2010). The Positive Aspects of the Caregiving Journey with Dementia: Using a Strengths-based Perspective to Reveal Opportunities. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29, 640-659. DOI: 10.1177/0733464809341471

Forbes, D., Culum, I., Lischka, A., Morgan, D., Peacock, S., Forbes, J., & Forbes, S. (2009). Light therapy for managing cognitive, sleep, functional, behavioural, or psychiatric disturbances in dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, issue 4. Art. No: CD003946.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.cd003946.pub3.

Jansen, L., Forbes, D., Markle-Reid, M., Hawranik, P., Kingston, D., Peacock, S., Henderson, S., & Leipert, B. (2009). Formal care providers' perceptions of home- and community-based services: Informing dementia quality care. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 28(1), 1-23.


Peacock S (Principal Investigator), Holtslander L (Co-investigator), Thompson G (Co-investigator), O'Connell M (Co-investigator). A psychosocial intervention for bereaved spousal caregivers of persons with dementia: Adapting the “Finding Balance” tool, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Total: $87,096.00 for 2014-06 to 2017-05

Holtslander L (Principal Investigator), Duggleby W (Co-investigator), Peacock S (Co-investigator), Hudson P (Co-investigator), Duncan I (Co-investigator), Cooper D (Co-investigator), Baxter S (Collaborator). Honoring the voices of bereaved caregivers: A metasynthesis of qualitative research with bereaved caregivers, CiHR. Total: $100,000.00 for 2014-03 to 2015-02

Peacock, S. (PI) & Forbes, D. (2012). The Journey with Dementia: From the Perspective of Bereaved Family Caregivers.  Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association. $2500

Peacock, S. (PI) & Forbes, D. (2012). The Journey with Dementia: From the Perspective of Bereaved Family Caregivers. University of Saskatchewan Start-up Research and Equipment Funds. $8000

Forbes, D., Harrison, W., Strain, L., Peacock, S., Morgan, D., Hawranik, P., Woytkiw, T., & Blake, C. (2011). Contextual Factors within Northern Home Care Centres that Influence the Spread and Uptake of Research Evidence: A Pilot Study. Seniors Health Provincial, Specialized Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Alberta Health Services. $10,000

Bowen AN (Principal Applicant), Duncan V, Peacock S, Muhajarine N. (2009-2010). Critical Review of the Literature Regarding Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders in Pregnant and Postpartum First Nations, Inuit, and Indigenous Women in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Public Health Agency of Canada. $19,502