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Peter Sheffield

Peter Sheffield (he/him) is a PhD Student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. His research interests include interdisciplinary primary care, contextual interventions for healthcare provider well-being, and the overlap and interplay between well-being and burnout, moral distress, and resilience in healthcare settings. Peter’s career as a social worker in primary care directly informs his desire to understand what thriving healthcare organizations, patients, and providers do – and how their practices can be shared.

Peter is an alumnus (as of 2023) of TUTOR-PHC (Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Healthcare), the only interdisciplinary primary care research training program in Canada, and held an inaugural trainee fellowship with the Patient Expertise in Research Collaboration (PERC) at McMaster University from 2023-2024. As a clinician, he has provided invited trainings in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Wilfrid Laurier University and The Ontario Association of Social Workers, and workshop facilitation for the University of Toronto’s Interfaculty Pain Curriculum.

Peter’s recent research activities include qualitative analyses of the role of interdisciplinary primary care in facilitating Ontario’s vaccination strategy, and a mixed-methods exploration into the role of shared mental models of crisis intervention amongst interdisciplinary team members in primary care.