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Dr Gayelene Boardman

PhD, MHSc, Grad Dip MH, RN

Senior Lecturer, College of Health & Biomedicine

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.

Recent publications

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.

Teaching responsibilities

Bachelor of Nursing: Year 2 and 3

Bachelor of Midwifery: Year 2 and 3

Coordination

Unit coordination of HNB2202: Health priorities and nursing 2: Mental health

Year 3 coordination: Bachelor of Nursing

Professional membership

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Australian Nursing & Midwifery (ANMAC) Accreditor

Conference presentations

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

Contact details

+61 3 9919 2396