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Research interests

Paul's research interests include issues relating to living with disability and he has a particular interest in the use of technology, equipment and adaptation of the environment. His 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 world and has stimulated his interest in international and interdisciplinary therapeutic and rehabilitation approaches. He co-leads the School's phenomenology specialist interest group and Edublog and supervises MSc students undertaking qualitative research.

Approach to teaching

I convey 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 to be able to resolve real-life 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 organise an annual study day for practitioners who work with children and families and include students in this. I especially try to encourage students to think deeply and critically to prepare them for practice, 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 chairs the Sussex Practice Eduators' Network and regularly provides training to practitioners in health and social care settings. Paul is also the Student Engagement Champion for the School of Health Sciences and is always keen to hear from students about their experiences. He sits on the cross-School Education and Partnership Committee, the Education and Student Experience Committe, and is an active member of the Experts by Experience Group. Paul has an undergraduate degree in the social sciences and postgraduate qualifications in occupational therapy and teaching. He 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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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