Gayelene is the Course Chair of the Bachelor of Nursing in the College of Health & Biomedicine. Her main area of teaching is in mental health.

She has had an extensive career in mental health nursing. Gayelene has worked in a variety of mental health settings including as the unit manager of an acute inpatient unit, senior nurse in community setting, senior crisis team clinician, undergraduate nursing coordinator and clozapine coordinator.

Her research interests include mental health, student wellbeing, and peer support. She completed her PhD in 2013 having undertaken a peer support program for enhancing adherence to oral antipsychotic medication in consumers with schizophrenia.

Publications

Polacsek, M., Boardman, G. H., & McCann, T. V. (2019) Factors influencing self-management of depression in older adults: a qualitative study. Aging and Mental Health

Polacsek, M., Boardman, G. H., & McCann, T. V. (2019) Help-seeking experiences of older adults with a diagnosis of moderate depression. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 278-287

Boardman, G., Lawrence, K., & Polacsek, M. (2019) Undergraduate student nurses’ perspectives of an integrated clinical learning model in the mental health environment. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 96-104.

Boardman, G., Lawrence, K., & Polacsek, M. (2018) Preceptors’ perspectives of an integrated clinical learning model in a mental health environment. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(5), 1420-1429

Polacsek, M., Boardman, G., & McCann, T. (2018) Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 2. Nurse researcher, 26(3), doi.10.7748/nr.2018.e1593

McCann, T. V., Lubman, D. I., Boardman, G., & Flood, M. (2017) Affected family members' experience of, and coping with, aggression and violence within the context of problematic substance use: A qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1)

Polacsek, M., Boardman, G., & McCann, T. V. (2017) Paying patient and caregiver research participants: Putting theory into practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(4), 847-856

Cranwell, K., McCann, T., Boardman, G., & Polacsek, M. (2015) 'It made me feel like I had a voice': Using co-design to improve consumer experience. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24(S1), 10

Boardman, G., Kerr, D., & McCann, T. (2015) Peers experience of delivering a problem-solving programme to enhance antipsychotic medication adherence for individuals with schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22(6), 423-430

Boardman, G., McCann, T, Kerr, D. (2014) A peer support program for enhancing adherence to oral antipsychotic medication in consumers with schizophrenia. Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/jan.12382/pdf [Epub ahead of print].

McCann, T., Boardman, G. and Clark, E. (2008) Risk profiles for non-adherence to antipsychotic medications. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15, 622–629

Boardman, Gayelene H., McCann, Terence V. and Clark, Eileen. (2008) Accessing health care professionals about antipsychotic medication related concerns. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29:7, 739 – 754

Teaching responsibilities

Teaching

Bachelor of Nursing: Year 2 and 3

Research supervision

  • Associate supervisor of 2 PhD students and 1 Masters student to completion
  • Currently principal supervisor to 2 PhD students and 1 Masters student

Professional membership

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Areas of expertise

  • Mental health

Contact details