Dr Leonie Boland
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)
I am a post doctoral Research Fellow with the School of Health Professions, University of Plymouth. Building on my PhD findings and following the Medical Research Council (2008) guidance on the development and evaluation of complex interventions, I am working on a project to model an occupational therapy intervention for tenancy sustainment following homelessness. My PhD research, supported by the Catherine Mounter Legacy Scholarship, was entitled 'Transitioning from homelessness into a sustained tenancy: What enables a successful transition? (The Moving on Project)'. It explored, from an occupational perspective, the transitions individuals make from using homelessness services to sustaining a tenancy. It identified components – ‘active ingredients’ – of tenancy sustainment.
Problem Based Learning group facilitator
My research interests include homelessness, tenancy sustainment, occupational justice, mental health and qualitative methodologies.