Sandra Newton, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice) is a Clinical and School Psychologist in Supervised Practice with training in developmental, clinical, and school psychology (MA and Ph.D., University of Toronto) and a longstanding interest in advocacy, education, and support for children, youth, and adults with sickle cell disease.
She has completed clinical training in hospitals, schools, children’s mental health, and community care settings. Dr. Newton’s Master’s research examined the efficacy of learning interventions for children with sickle cell disease and her dissertation research focused on the evaluation of a self-report Health-Related Quality of Life measure for children and youth with sickle cell disease. She has presented on these topics at local, national, and international conferences with a sickle cell disease focus.
Dr. Newton works in school and private practice settings. With the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO), she is able to share her skills and expertise with the community by participating in educational activities, counseling clients, facilitating Peer Support Group sessions, and supporting research initiatives (most recently, the Public Health Agency of Canada- funded study, ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the Sickle Cell Disease/Black Community: At the Intersection of Ethno-racial and Chronic Disease-related Factors’.