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.

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

Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to coping experienced by couples when one has multiple sclerosis

Dr. Pauline Boland
2018
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Implementing a client-centred approach in rehabilitation: An auto-ethnography

Dr. Pauline Boland
2012
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Pathway to Empowerment: Evaluating a cancer education and support programme in New Zealand

Dr. Pauline Boland
2012
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Coping with MS as a couple: 'Peaks and Troughs – an interpretative phenomenological exploration

Dr. Pauline Boland
2012
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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.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2020
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Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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User perspective on receiving adaptive equipment after stroke: A mixed-methods study

Dr. Pauline Boland
2018
THOUSAND OAKS
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
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Whakawhanaungatanga: culturally-meaningful connections as a pathway to better health for Maori with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - a qualitative study

Dr. Pauline Boland
2016
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Caring for People With Young Onset Dementia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Family Caregivers' Experiences.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2019
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Park-based physical activity interventions for persons with disabilities: A mixed methods systematic review.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2018
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A Protocol for the establishment and evaluation of an older adult stakeholder panel for health services research

Dr. Pauline Boland
2020
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Organization and system theories in interprofessional research: a scoping review.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2019
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Establishing a person-centred framework of self-identity after traumatic brain injury: a grounded theory study to inform measure development

Dr. Pauline Boland
2014
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Male family carers' experiences of formal support - a meta-ethnography.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2020
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Telehealth delivery of remote assessment of wheelchair and seating needs for adults and children: a scoping review.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2019
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Rehabilitation of cognitive deficits poststroke: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of non-pharmacological interventions

Dr. Pauline Boland
2019
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Occupational therapists' and physiotherapists' perceptions of implementing Occupational Performance Coaching

Dr. Pauline Boland
2018
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Other Journals

Using a Maori model of health to analyse New Zealand Maori equipment use post-stroke

Dr. Pauline Boland
2020
New Zealand
New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapy
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Sensory-based interventions with adult and adolescent trauma survivors: An integrative review of the occupational therapy literature

Dr. Pauline Boland
2020
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Cardiovascular disease risk profile tools and New Zealand – the best way forward?

Dr. Pauline Boland
2012
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Confident, Credible but Lonely – Outcomes Following Postgraduate Interprofessional Education in Rehabilitation

Dr. Pauline Boland
2014
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Conference Publications

Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Dr. Pauline Boland
2018
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Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland conference

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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Workshop presented at the Health Care Assistant's Conference. Wellington, New Zealand

Dr. Pauline Boland
2011
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Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Conference

Dr. Pauline Boland
2015
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NZ/Aotearoa, Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland conference

Dr. Pauline Boland
Ms. Fiona McDonald
2017
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Paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference

Dr. Pauline Boland
2012
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Australian Faculty Rehabilitation Medicine/New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Combined Rehabilitation Meeting

Dr. Pauline Boland
2015
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New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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Occupational Therapy New Zealand Clinical Workshops, Wellington. New Zealand.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2016
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New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2012
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Health Informatics NZ Conference

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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#CountMeIn International Scientific Meeting Supporting Children's Participation: Evidence and Interaction

Dr. Pauline Boland
2016
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Poster Presentation at International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2012
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Health Living Healthy Lives Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada

Dr. Pauline Boland
Ms. Fiona McDonald
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2018
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European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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Poster presented at the Allied Health Conference. Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Pauline Boland
2008
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Poster presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference

Dr. Pauline Boland
2013
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European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education

Dr. Pauline Boland
Ms. Fiona McDonald
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2018
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Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland Conference, Limerick.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2011
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Oral presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2013
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European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education

Dr. Pauline Boland
Ms. Fiona McDonald
2018
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Oral presentation at 14th Congress of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, Glasgow, UK

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Conference.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2011
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Poster presentation at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2014
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HSE Practice Education Conference

Dr. Pauline Boland
2018
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Poster presentation at the 11th International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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Paper presented at the Australian Occupational Therapy Association Conference.

Dr. Pauline Boland
2011
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College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference. Brighton

Dr. Pauline Boland
2014
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Conference Contributions

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Park-based physical activity interventions for persons with disabilities: A mixed-methods systematic review

Dr. Pauline Boland
2019
NEW YORK
ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
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TELEHEALTH DELIVERY OF ASSESSMENT FOR WHEELCHAIR AND SEATING: SCOPING REVIEW

Dr. Pauline Boland
2018
LONDON
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation

Dr. Pauline Boland
2017
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