Pauline Boland


 
researcher

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.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
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'. Hrb Open Research, [Details]
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'. Scandinavian journal of caring sciences, [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services, [DOI] [Details]
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'. BMJ open, 9 (11) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. Journal of interprofessional care, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. Disability And Rehabilitation, [DOI] [Details]
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'. Disability And Rehabilitation, 40 :1386-1392 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Canadian Journal Of Occupational Therapy-Revue Canadienne D Ergotherapie, 85 :297-306 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Disability And Health Journal, Early Online (Early Online):Early Online-Early Online [Details]
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'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 25 (5):240-246 [DOI] [Details]
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'. British Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 80 (2):73-88 [Details]
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'. International Journal Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. Bmj Openbmj Open, [Details]
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'. Disability And Rehabilitation, [Details]
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'. Disability And Rehabilitation, [Details]
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'. European Journal Of Cancer Care, [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
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' New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67 (2) :19-26. [Details]
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' Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, :31-54. [DOI] [Details]
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?' Journal of Primary Health Care in New Zealand, . [Details]
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' Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 4 (2) . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
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) PIPES workshop: Pathways to interprofessional placement experiences for students European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education [Details]
2017 Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland Conference, Limerick
Doody, J. Boland, P. & McDonald, F (2017) What is the role of sensory interventions with adults in mental health settings? Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland Conference, Limerick [Details]
2018 HSE Practice Education Conference
O’Leary, N. Boland, P. Reeves, S. (2018) The role of theory in interprofessional education HSE Practice Education Conference [Details]
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) PIPES workshop: Pathways to interprofessional placement experiences for students Health Living Healthy Lives Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada [Details]
2018 Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Boland, P. Graham, F. Grainger, R. Wallace, S. (2018) Telehealth delivery of assessment for wheelchair and seating: Scoping review Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland [Details]
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) Classroom-based Interprofessional Education: An Irish case study European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education [Details]
2017 Health Informatics NZ Conference
Grainger, R. Graham, F. Boland, P. Wallace, S. (2017) . Remote assessment of complex wheelchair needs Health Informatics NZ Conference [Details]
2017 European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education
Boland, Salmon, McDonald, O'Donoghue and Galvin (2017) Longitudinal focus groups: A responsive methodology for improving interprofessional education European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education [Details]
2017 NZ/Aotearoa, Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms
Perry, M., Devan, H., Ergler, C., Boland, P. (2017) Round peg in a square hole: Park experiences of children with disability and their caregivers NZ/Aotearoa, Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms [Details]
2017 Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland conference
Doody, J. Boland, P. & McDonald, F (2017) What is the role of sensory interventions with adults in mental health settings? Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland conference [Details]
2017 New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms
Perry, M., Devan, H., Sullivan, J., Ergler, C., Boland, P. (2017) Perceived accessibility and usability of parks by older adults New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms [Details]
2017 Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland conference
3. Hackett, L and Boland, P. (2017) The role of sensory intervention techniques among adolescents in mental health settings – A literature review Poster presentation at the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland conference [Details]
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) Cultural factors influencing the uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation by Maori in New Zealand: A grounded theory investigation Poster presentation at the 11th International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress. Buenos Aires, Argentina [ULIR Link] [Details]
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) Equipment provision after stroke: Controversies in clinical reasoning Oral presentation at 14th Congress of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, Glasgow, UK [Details]
2008 Poster presented at the Allied Health Conference. Auckland, New Zealand
Boland, P, Pascoe, O, & Levack, W (2008) Is the Wellington Community Rehabilitation Team employing best practice to reduce hip fractures in the over 80 population living at home: Feed-back from an audit Poster presented at the Allied Health Conference. Auckland, New Zealand [Details]
2011 Workshop presented at the Health Care Assistant’s Conference. Wellington, New Zealand
Boland, P (2011) Client centred care and the therapeutic relationship Workshop presented at the Health Care Assistant’s Conference. Wellington, New Zealand [Details]
2011 Paper presented at the Australian Occupational Therapy Association Conference
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, & Hudson, S. (2011) Coping and MS: Individuals with MS and their significant others – A qualitative exploration Paper presented at the Australian Occupational Therapy Association Conference [Details]
2011 Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Conference
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, & Hudson, S. (2011) Coping and MS: Individuals with MS and their significant others Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Conference [Details]
2011 New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, & Hudson, S. (2011) Coping as a couple with Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference [Details]
2012 Paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference
Boland, P, Levack, W & Grainger, R. (2012) Recovery and Rehabilitation: What happens when the health professional stops coming? Paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference [Details]
2012 New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference
Boland, P, Levack, W & Grainger, R. (2012) Challenges of continuing with evidence based practice after post graduate study New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists conference [Details]
2012 Poster Presentation at International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference
Bright, F, Kayes, N, McPherson, K, Boland, P, Rutherford, S. (2012) Advancing Speech Pathology Practice: Lessons from an Auto-ethnography Poster Presentation at International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference [Details]
2013 Oral presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference
Grainger, R, Levack W & Boland, P. (2013) Confident, credible but lonely - experiences of rehabilitation health professionals in the workplace after postgraduate rehabilitation studies Oral presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference [Details]
2013 Poster presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference
Boland, P, Levack, WMM, & Hudson, S (2013) ‘Swings and roundabouts’: The influence of external factors on the way married couples cope with multiple sclerosis Poster presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference [Details]
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) Measurement of problems with self-identity following traumatic brain injury: development of a concept using grounded theory Poster presentation at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine [Details]
2014 College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference. Brighton
Boland, P. Levack, W, Graham, F. (2014) Simple equipment and complicated situations – what training is needed for effective equipment use after stroke? College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference. Brighton [Details]
2015 Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Conference
Boland, P. Levack, WMM. Perry, M. Graham, F (2015) Do services for providing equipment after stroke maximise safety, independence and choice? Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Conference [Details]
2016 Occupational Therapy New Zealand Clinical Workshops, Wellington. New Zealand
Graham, F., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J., & Boland, P (2016) Therapists' perceptions of implementing Occupational Performance Coaching: A qualitative study Occupational Therapy New Zealand Clinical Workshops, Wellington. New Zealand [Details]
2016 #CountMeIn International Scientific Meeting Supporting Children's Participation: Evidence and Interaction
Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. Boland, P. (2016) Physiotherapist and occupational therapist experiences of adopting coaching methods when working with caregivers of children with disabilities #CountMeIn International Scientific Meeting Supporting Children's Participation: Evidence and Interaction [Details]
2015 Australian Faculty Rehabilitation Medicine/New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Combined Rehabilitation Meeting
Boland, P, Jones, B, Levack, W, Perry, M, Graham, F. (2015) Fitting equipment to life: Context and culture when prescribing adaptive equipment after stroke Australian Faculty Rehabilitation Medicine/New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Combined Rehabilitation Meeting [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
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. LONDON: Meeting Abstract [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
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. NEW YORK: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
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. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 Best Overall Result in Class for Research Methods: 2009 University of Otago, Wellington
2010 Health Research Council Scholarship:Disability Related Grant Health Research Council of New Zealand
2011 Best Emerging Researcher Prize New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference
2012 Best Post-graduate Neurology Abstract Prize Australian Occupational Therapy Association Conference
2012 University of Otago Health Scholarship for PhD studies University of Otago
2012 Research and Education Grant New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association of Occupational Therapy in Ireland Member 16-JUL-15 /

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.

                                            

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Preparation for Practice Education CT6031Preparing MSc and BSc allied health students for placement, focusing on communication, teamwork and interprofessional learning.
2019 Lifestyle ReDesign OT6072Public health informed programme design.
2019 Occupation in Context OT6101Global and human rights perspectives on occupational therapy practice