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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 the Socio-Legal Studies Association and is also an Editor for the journal: Health and Social Care in the Community.
Her research interests include: mental capacity law and decision-making in dementia; gendered perspectives on living with dementia; health and social care and human rights; health and social care policy and creative research methods. Her previous research has included a study of everyday decision-making by people with dementia and their spouses and Department of Health funded research on best interests decision-making in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act. She is currently undertaking qualitative research on the wellbeing of young adult carers.
A related book chapter by Geraldine is due to be published early this year:
Beyond lipstick and woodwork. Why gender matters when living with dementia (2019) In: Pickard, S and Robinson, J eds. Ageing, the Body and the Gender Regime: Health, illness and disease across the life course. Abingdon: Routledge.
Academic advisor for: Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure
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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. Geraldine Boyle explores this subject.
29 Nov 2018
Dr Geraldine Boyle's Research & Publications
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