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Research interests

Paul's research interests include issues relating to living with severe and complex disability and he has a particular interest in the use of technology, equipment and adaptation of the environment. Paul's ongoing PhD study explores the transition from adolescence to adulthood for young people with cerebral palsy. This research is supported by the UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation, a division of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. His MSc research examined harmful behaviour at home and the safety of children with autism. Paul's research interests have broadened his understanding of health and social care across the UK and elsewhere in the world and has stimulated his interest in comparative therapeutic and rehabilitation approaches. Paul supervises MSc students undertaking qualitative inquiry in these areas.

Approach to teaching

I try and pass on my enthusiasm for a career in occupational therapy to students during personal tutorials, large-group sessions and smaller problem-based learning (PBL) tutorials. I value PBL which I believe enables students to develop knowledge and understanding so as to be able to resolve real-life practical problems and I endeavour to be student-centered whilst mindful of the requirements of front line practice. I use a variety of learning approaches including practical activities, videos and service-user involvement to stimulate curiosity and discussion. I encourage students to think deeply and critically so as to prepare them for practice, to work independently and understand the importance of lifelong learning.

Scholarly biography

Paul contributes to the undergraduate and postgraduate occupational therapy courses as a PBL tutor and placement tutor. He is also the Student Engagement Champion for the School of Health Sciences and is always keen to hear from students about their experiences. Paul has an undergraduate degree in the social sciences and postgraduate qualifications in occupational therapy and teaching. Paul qualified as an occupational therapist in 1999 and initially worked for the NHS in mental health services but has spent the majority of his career in social care working with children and adults with complex needs.

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Research Output 2014 2019

The experience of women living with pelvic girdle pain and participation in activity after childbirth

Elkins-Bushnell, R. & Boyle, P., 24 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 26, 1, p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Open Access
Occupational Therapists

Parental views regarding seating and participation for young children with cerebral palsy

Bolas, J. & Boyle, P., 11 May 2017, In : Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. 10, 3, p. 254-265 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cerebral Palsy
Upper Extremity
Equipment and Supplies

Universal healthcare in the Philippines and the scope for therapy and rehabilitation

Boyle, P., Bhanbhro, S. & De Guzman, J., 26 Sep 2017, In : International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 24, 9, p. 403-408 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
vocational rehabilitation
quality of life

Home safety for children with autistic spectrum disorder: local authority occupational therapy intervention

Boyle, P., Haines, D., Lovelock, L. & Innes, K., 31 May 2014, In : British journal of occupational therapy. 77, 5, p. 243-250 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Occupational Therapy
Autistic Disorder
Organized Financing
Child Development