Pauline is currently working as a lecturer below the bar in Clinical Therapies. Her research interest is informed by her clinical background as an occupational therapist and is focused on maximising participation for people with neurological and chronic conditions. This has led to her conducting research addressing how health professionals prescribe mobility equipment to people with stroke, whether support and rehabilitation services are meeting the needs of people with cancer and pulmonary disease and how family members’ coping influences participation for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Her current research projects include investigating if parks and playgrounds in Ireland meet inclusive design standards, exploring the role for remote assessment of seating and wheelchairs and in inter-professional education challenges and opportunities.
Bright, F, Boland, P, Rutherford, S. Kayes, N. McPherson, K (2012) Implementing a client-centred approach in rehabilitation: An auto-ethnography. Disability & Rehabilitation 34 (12): 997 – 1004. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.629712
Boland P, Levack WMM, Hudson, S. Bell, E. (2012) Coping with MS as a couple: 'Peaks and Troughs – an interpretative phenomenological exploration. Disability & Rehabilitation 34 (16): 1367 – 1375. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.645115
Levack, WMM, Boland P, Taylor W, Siegert RJ, Kayes NM, Fadyl JK, McPerson KM. (2014) Establishing a person-centred framework of self-identity after traumatic brain injury: a grounded theory study to inform measure development BMJ Open. 4 (5): 1 – 9. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004630
Levack, WMM. Jones, B. Boland, P. Brown, M. Ingham, T. (2016) Whakawhanaungatanga: culturally-meaningful connections as a pathway to better health for Maori with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - a qualitative study. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 9 (11):489 – 501. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S97665
Boland, P. Levack, WMM. Perry, M. Graham, F. (2017) Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 80 (2); 73-88. doi: 10.1177/0308022616664910