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Dr Geraldine Boyle
Geraldine is a Senior Lecturer (Health) in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care. She is a member of the National Mental Capacity Forum and also a member of an NHS Research Ethics Committee and was previously an Associate Editor for the journal: Health and Social Care in the Community.
Her research interests include: young carers’ wellbeing; gender, care and caring; the lived experiences of people with dementia; mental capacity law and human rights and care. She recently completed qualitative research on the wellbeing of young adult carers. Her previous research explored decision-making by people with dementia and their spouses and best interests decision-making by professionals in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act.
You can read her full profile on the OU website, including details of her publications and other resources: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/gb7939
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Dr Geraldine Boyle looks at the role that young people play in supporting their loved ones when they are ill or disabled.
15 Oct 2021
Dr Geraldine Boyle, a Senior Lecturer at The OU, looks at how people with dementia might find and express meaning in music.
29 Nov 2018
Music can give people with dementia a voice when they find talking difficult or communicate via alternative means. Dr Geraldine Boyle explores this subject.
29 Nov 2018
Dr Geraldine Boyle's Research & Publications
Geraldine Boyle (2019-05) Beyond lipstick and woodwork. Why gender matters when living with dementia, Routledge
Geraldine Boyle (2017-10-03) Revealing gendered identity and agency in dementia, In Health and Social Care in the Community 6(25)
Geraldine Boyle and Lorna Warren (2015) Showing how they feel: the emotional reflexivity of people with dementia, In Families, Relationships and Societies 1(6)
Geraldine Boyle (2014-04) ‘Can’t cook, won’t cook’: men’s involvement in cooking when their wives develop dementia., In Journal of Gender Studies 4(23)
Val Williams et al. (2014-01) Best interests decisions: professional practices in health and social care, In Health and Social Care in the Community 1(22)
Geraldine Boyle (2014) Recognising the agency of people with dementia., In Disability and Society 7(29)
Geraldine Boyle (2013-09) ‘She’s usually quicker than the calculator’: financial management and decision-making in couples living with dementia., In Health and Social Care in the Community 5(21)
Geraldine Boyle (2013-03) Still a woman’s job: the division of housework in couples living with dementia., In Families, Relationships and Societies 1(2)
Geraldine Boyle (2013) Facilitating decision-making by people with dementia: is spousal support gendered?, In Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 2(35)
Geraldine Boyle and L. Warren (2013) The social process of decision-making by people with dementia and their spouses. End-of-Award Report to the ESRC., ESRC
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