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Profile: Dr Geraldine Boyle

Dr Geraldine Boyle

The Open University, Department of Nursing

Professional biography

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's Research & Publications

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)
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 (2013-03) 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)

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