Gayelene coordinates and teaches mental health in the Bachelor of Nursing & Midwifery programs in the College of Health & Biomedicine.
She has had an extensive career in mental health nursing. Gayelene has worked in a variety of mental health settings including 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, peer support, and medication adherence. She has recently completed her PhD and is looking forward to publishing her results.
Boardman, G., Kerr, D. McCann T. (2015). Consumers’ perspectives of a telephone-based peer support program. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (in Review)
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].
Boardman, G., McCann, T, Kerr, D. (2014). Peers experience of delivering a problem-solving based program for individuals with schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
Boardman, G. (2012) Problem-solving based peer support program for medication adherence: A mixed methods study (Abstract). International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 21(supp 1). 1.
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
View more of Gayelene's publications in Victoria University's Research Repository.
Bachelor of Nursing: Year 2 and 3
Bachelor of Midwifery: Year 2 and 3
Unit coordination of HNB2202: Health priorities and nursing 2: Mental health
Year 3 coordination: Bachelor of Nursing
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Australian Nursing & Midwifery (ANMAC) Accreditor
2013: Problem-solving based peer support program for medication adherence – a mixed methods study, European conference on mental health nursing, Finland
2012: Problem-solving based peer support program for medication adherence: A mixed methods study, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses conference, Darwin
2011: Rewards and challenges of peer support, Victoria University Postgraduate conference
2010: Medication adherence in consumers with schizophrenia, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses conference, Hobart
2010: Peer support program, Victoria University Postgraduate conference, received an award for best presentation.
Areas of expertise
- Mental health