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Dr. Pauline Boland

Biography

I am an occupational therapist and researcher with over 15 years experience working with people with complex neurological conditions and their families. I have lived and worked in Ireland, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. I obtained my Masters in Health Science (Rehabilitation) from the University of Otago in 2011, focusing on how couples cope when one of them has Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to other research projects related to distance taught post-registration programmes, goal setting and the experience of living with traumatic brain injury and evaluating community programmes for people living with cancer and COPD, I completed my PhD with the University of Otago in 2016. My PhD research focused on how equipment is prescribed and used after someone has a stroke, fromthe perspective of the person using equipment as well as the service which provides equipment. I have taught on different post graduate programmes at the Rehabilitation, Teaching and Research Unit and been a tutor for clinical reasoning groups with Primary Care Department at the University of Otago in Wellington, I returned to work in Ireland in May 2016 as Lecturer on the MSc OT programme.

Research Interests


My clinical occupational therapy background has been with people with complex neurological impairments and their families and my research interests have remained aligned with the priorities of these groups. As evidenced by my Masters and PhD studies, along with research experience, I am motivated to complete research which details how people with progressive and chronic conditions can maximise participation in their community and maintain resilience and engagement in valued occupations. This in turn leads to my commitment to supporting disability and health services, by enabling health professionals to understand and apply evidence based practice. I have practiced inter-professionally and this experience has strengthened my interest in teaching and researching about inter-professional education as well as practice areas which affect all allied health professionals.

Teaching Interests


I have a passion for working in healthcare which I am keen to share. I think this positions me well in terms of making the content

relevant and engaging for the students I teach - I teach about things I have seen work well and not so well and I care about these

topics, for the sake of the students themselves and the people they will eventually work with in healthcare settings. I believe the

role of healthcare professional is one of responsibility and privilege and this comes through in all that I teach. I have witnessed

the growing emphasis for evidence based practice in healthcare and therefore I place this as a priority in how and what I teach. I

have worked with a diverse range of people as an occupational therapist and I genuinely enjoyed seeing my clients grow, learn

and work out the best way for THEM, as individuals, to develop and achieve their goals- this same interest is true in my teaching.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2015 Member, Association of Occupational Therapy in Ireland

Award

  • 2012 - Research and Education Grant
  • 2012 - University of Otago Health Scholarship for PhD studies
  • 2012 - Best Post-graduate Neurology Abstract Prize
  • 2011 - Best Emerging Researcher Prize
  • 2010 - Health Research Council Scholarship:Disability Related Grant
  • 2009 - Best Overall Result in Class for Research Methods: 2009

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Male family carers' experiences of formal support - a meta-ethnography.
Finn C;Boland P;
(2020) Male family carers' experiences of formal support - a meta-ethnography.
In Scandinavian journal of caring sciences;
DOI: 10.1111/scs.12919

2020

A Protocol for the establishment and evaluation of an older adult stakeholder panel for health services research
Conneely, M. Boland, P. O'Neill, A., Byrne, D, Cronin, S. Quinn, D. Trepel, D. Leahy, S., Salsberg, J. Galvin, R. and Robinson, K
(2020) A Protocol for the establishment and evaluation of an older adult stakeholder panel for health services research
In Hrb Open Research;

2020

Do stroke clinical practice guideline recommendations for the intervention of thickened liquids for aspiration support evidence based decision making? A systematic review and narrative synthesis.
McCurtin A;Boland P;Kavanagh M;Lisiecka D;Roche C;Galvin R;
(2020) Do stroke clinical practice guideline recommendations for the intervention of thickened liquids for aspiration support evidence based decision making? A systematic review and narrative synthesis.
In Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice;
DOI: 10.1111/jep.13372
[ULIR]

2019

Rehabilitation of cognitive deficits poststroke: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of non-pharmacological interventions
O Donoghue M.;Boland P.;Galvin R.;Coote S.;Hayes S.
(2019) Rehabilitation of cognitive deficits poststroke: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of non-pharmacological interventions
In BMJ open; pp. -e031052
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031052
[ULIR]

2019

Caring for People With Young Onset Dementia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Family Caregivers' Experiences.
Kilty C;Boland P;Goodwin J;de Róiste Á;
(2019) Caring for People With Young Onset Dementia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Family Caregivers' Experiences.
In Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services;
DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20190821-02

2019

Telehealth delivery of remote assessment of wheelchair and seating needs for adults and children: a scoping review.
Graham F;Boland P;Grainger R;Wallace S;
(2019) Telehealth delivery of remote assessment of wheelchair and seating needs for adults and children: a scoping review.
In Disability And Rehabilitation;
DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1595180

2019

Organization and system theories in interprofessional research: a scoping review.
O'Leary N;Boland P;
(2019) Organization and system theories in interprofessional research: a scoping review.
In Journal of interprofessional care;
DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1632815
[ULIR]

2018

Park-based physical activity interventions for persons with disabilities: A mixed methods systematic review.
Saitta M, Devan H, Boland P, Perry M
(2018) Park-based physical activity interventions for persons with disabilities: A mixed methods systematic review.
In Disability And Health Journal; pp. Early Online-Early Online

2018

A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to coping experienced by couples when one has multiple sclerosis
Boland, P. Levack, WMM, Hudson, S. Bell, E
(2018) A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to coping experienced by couples when one has multiple sclerosis
In International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation; pp. 240-246
DOI: 10.12968/ijtr.2018.25.5.240

2018

Occupational therapists' and physiotherapists' perceptions of implementing Occupational Performance Coaching
Graham, F,Boland, P,Ziviani, J,Rodger, S
(2018) Occupational therapists' and physiotherapists' perceptions of implementing Occupational Performance Coaching
In Disability And Rehabilitation; pp. 1386-1392
DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1295474

2018

User perspective on receiving adaptive equipment after stroke: A mixed-methods study
Boland, P;Levack, WMM;Graham, FP;Perry, MA
(2018) User perspective on receiving adaptive equipment after stroke: A mixed-methods study
In Canadian Journal Of Occupational Therapy-Revue Canadienne D Ergotherapie; THOUSAND OAKS : SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC pp. 297-306
DOI: 10.1177/0008417418800834

2017

Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation
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
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 73-88

2016

Whakawhanaungatanga: culturally-meaningful connections as a pathway to better health for Maori with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - a qualitative study
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
In International Journal Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease;
[ULIR]

2014

Establishing a person-centred framework of self-identity after traumatic brain injury: a grounded theory study to inform measure development
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
In Bmj Openbmj Open;

2012

Implementing a client-centred approach in rehabilitation: An auto-ethnography
Bright, F, Boland, P, Rutherford, S. Kayes, N. McPherson
(2012) Implementing a client-centred approach in rehabilitation: An auto-ethnography
In Disability And Rehabilitation;

2012

Coping with MS as a couple: 'Peaks and Troughs – an interpretative phenomenological exploration
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, Hudson, S, Bell, E
(2012) Coping with MS as a couple: 'Peaks and Troughs – an interpretative phenomenological exploration
In Disability And Rehabilitation;

2012

Pathway to Empowerment: Evaluating a cancer education and support programme in New Zealand
Kane P, Jasperse M, Boland P, Herst P
(2012) Pathway to Empowerment: Evaluating a cancer education and support programme in New Zealand
In European Journal Of Cancer Care;

Other Journals

2020

Using a Maori model of health to analyse New Zealand Maori equipment use post-stroke
Boland, P, Jones, B, Stanley, J, Graham, F, Perry, M, Levack, W
(2020) Using a Maori model of health to analyse New Zealand Maori equipment use post-stroke
In New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy; New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapy(Ed.) New Zealand : New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapy pp. 19-26

2020

Sensory-based interventions with adult and adolescent trauma survivors: An integrative review of the occupational therapy literature
McGreevy S.;Boland P.
(2020) Sensory-based interventions with adult and adolescent trauma survivors: An integrative review of the occupational therapy literature
In Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy; pp. 31-54
DOI: 10.1108/IJOT-10-2019-0014

2014

Confident, Credible but Lonely – Outcomes Following Postgraduate Interprofessional Education in Rehabilitation
Grainger, R. Boland, P & Levack, WMM
(2014) Confident, Credible but Lonely – Outcomes Following Postgraduate Interprofessional Education in Rehabilitation
In Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education;

2012

Cardiovascular disease risk profile tools and New Zealand – the best way forward?
Boland, P. Moriarty, H
(2012) Cardiovascular disease risk profile tools and New Zealand – the best way forward?
In Journal of Primary Health Care in New Zealand;

Conference Publications

2018

European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education
Salmon, N, McDonald, F, O'Brien, I, O'Leary, N, Larkin, L, McCreesh, K, Boland, P,
(2018) European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education

2018

HSE Practice Education Conference
O'Leary, N. Boland, P. Reeves, S.
(2018) HSE Practice Education Conference

2018

Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Boland, P. Graham, F. Grainger, R. Wallace, S.
(2018) Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2018

European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education
Salmon, N, Boland, P. Galvin, R. McDonald, F. O'Donoghue, F. Hayes, S. McGarry, T. Wolski, S.
(2018) European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education

2018

Health Living Healthy Lives Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada
Salmon, N, McDonald, F, O'Brien, I, O'Leary, N, Larkin, L, McCreesh, K, Boland, P,
(2018) Health Living Healthy Lives Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada

2017

Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland conference
3. Hackett, L and Boland, P.
(2017) Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland conference

2017

Health Informatics NZ Conference
Grainger, R. Graham, F. Boland, P. Wallace, S.
(2017) Health Informatics NZ Conference

2017

Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland conference
Doody, J. Boland, P. & McDonald, F
(2017) Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland conference

2017

European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education
Boland, Salmon, McDonald, O'Donoghue and Galvin
(2017) European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education

2017

Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland Conference, Limerick.
Doody, J. Boland, P. & McDonald, F
(2017) Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland Conference, Limerick.

2017

Oral presentation at 14th Congress of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, Glasgow, UK
Boland, P., Levack, WMM., Graham, F., Perry, M.
(2017) Oral presentation at 14th Congress of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, Glasgow, UK

2017

NZ/Aotearoa, Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms.
Perry, M., Devan, H., Ergler, C., Boland, P.
(2017) NZ/Aotearoa, Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms.

2017

Poster presentation at the 11th International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Levack WMM, Jones B, Grainger R, Boland P, Brown M, Ingham T.
(2017) Poster presentation at the 11th International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress. Buenos Aires, Argentina

[ULIR]

2017

New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms.
Perry, M., Devan, H., Sullivan, J., Ergler, C., Boland, P.
(2017) New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms.

2016

Occupational Therapy New Zealand Clinical Workshops, Wellington. New Zealand.
Graham, F., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J., & Boland, P
(2016) Occupational Therapy New Zealand Clinical Workshops, Wellington. New Zealand.

2016

#CountMeIn International Scientific Meeting Supporting Children's Participation: Evidence and Interaction
Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. Boland, P.
(2016) #CountMeIn International Scientific Meeting Supporting Children's Participation: Evidence and Interaction

2015

Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Conference
Boland, P. Levack, WMM. Perry, M. Graham, F
(2015) Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Conference

2015

Australian Faculty Rehabilitation Medicine/New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Combined Rehabilitation Meeting
Boland, P, Jones, B, Levack, W, Perry, M, Graham, F.
(2015) Australian Faculty Rehabilitation Medicine/New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Combined Rehabilitation Meeting

2014

Poster presentation at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
4Levack, W, Boland P, Taylor W, Siegert R, Kayes N, Fadyl J, McPerson K
(2014) Poster presentation at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

2014

College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference. Brighton
Boland, P. Levack, W, Graham, F.
(2014) College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference. Brighton

2013

Poster presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, & Hudson, S
(2013) Poster presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference

2013

Oral presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference.
Grainger, R, Levack W & Boland, P.
(2013) Oral presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference.

2012

Poster Presentation at International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference.
Bright, F, Kayes, N, McPherson, K, Boland, P, Rutherford, S.
(2012) Poster Presentation at International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference.

2012

Paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference
Boland, P, Levack, W & Grainger, R.
(2012) Paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference

2012

New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference.
Boland, P, Levack, W & Grainger, R.
(2012) New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference.

2011

Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Conference.
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, & Hudson, S.
(2011) Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Conference.

2011

Paper presented at the Australian Occupational Therapy Association Conference.
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, & Hudson, S.
(2011) Paper presented at the Australian Occupational Therapy Association Conference.

2011

Workshop presented at the Health Care Assistant's Conference. Wellington, New Zealand
Boland, P
(2011) Workshop presented at the Health Care Assistant's Conference. Wellington, New Zealand

2011

New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference.
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, & Hudson, S.
(2011) New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference.

2008

Poster presented at the Allied Health Conference. Auckland, New Zealand
Boland, P, Pascoe, O, & Levack, W
(2008) Poster presented at the Allied Health Conference. Auckland, New Zealand

Other Publications

2019

Park-based physical activity interventions for persons with disabilities: A mixed-methods systematic review
Saitta, M;Devan, H;Boland, P;Perry, MA
(2019) Park-based physical activity interventions for persons with disabilities: A mixed-methods systematic review
In Disability And Health Journal; NEW YORK : ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC pp. 11-23
DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.07.006

2018

TELEHEALTH DELIVERY OF ASSESSMENT FOR WHEELCHAIR AND SEATING: SCOPING REVIEW
Graham, F;Boland, P;Grainger, R;Wallace, S
(2018) TELEHEALTH DELIVERY OF ASSESSMENT FOR WHEELCHAIR AND SEATING: SCOPING REVIEW
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; LONDON : SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD pp. 84-85

2017

Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation
Boland, P,Levack, W,Perry, M,Graham, F
(2017) Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation
In British Journal Of Occupational Therapy; pp. 73-88
DOI: 10.1177/0308022616664910