RaDAR Rounds with Presenter Dr. Michele Board

Visiting guest to be presenting at RaDAR Rounds on May 3rd

Join us for RaDAR Rounds

Open to all - attend in person or via WebEx

The Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) Team is pleased to host a RaDAR Rounds seminar with visiting guest Dr. Michele Board from Bournemouth University (UK). Dr. Board was last in Saskatoon in 2012 when she was the invited keynote presenter at Summit 5. Dr. Board leads the Older Persons Research Collaborative with members from Universities across the UK and is a Principal Academic in Nursing Older People at the Faculty of Health and Social Science at Bournemouth University.

Join us on Thursday, May 3rd at 12 noon for Dr. Board's presentation: “Stepping into the Shoes of a Person with Dementia – Using Simulation and 3D Film Immersive/Experience for Training for Health Care Professionals”.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 1st, to receive presentation location details

Join us via WebEx by sending an email to request the meeting link and connection information.


About Dr. Michele Board, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), DPSN, RGN

Dr Michele Board is a Principal Academic in Nursing Older People at the Faculty of Health and Social Science at Bournemouth University. She has extensive experience in nursing, nurse leadership and nurse education.

Dr Michele Board leads the Older Persons Research Collaborative with members from universities across the UK and lead consultant nurses. The focus of the collaborative is frailty and the role of the nurses and allied health professionals in the assessment and care of the frail older person. She is the deputy lead for the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre at Bournemouth University.

Her general research interests are in the field of nursing older people and people with dementia. As a qualitative researcher she looks to use creative approaches to collect and present research data. Her PhD explored the meaning of home using photo elicitation.  She has recently received a grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK to evaluate their A Walk Through Dementia (AWTD) app on learners understanding of the lived experience of dementia. A further grant from Higher Education England has been won to research the impact of the learning from the AWTD app on the patient’s experience of care. She is also leading a Burdett Trust award on leadership of digital health technology uptake among nurses in care homes.

Other research work includes widening participation and nurse education and consideration of the impact of changes to funding of nurses education in the UK on recruitment and retention of staff. This is especially relevant for the recruitment of nursing staff to work with older people.

Dr Michele Board has many publications including book contributions, journal articles (professional and peer reviewed), editorials and discussion papers. She is a regular reviewer for Journal of Clinical Nursing, Nursing Older People and International Journal for Nursing Older People.

Recent Publications

Spacey A, Scammell J, Board M, Porter S. 2018 End-of-life care in UK care homes: a systematic review of the literature Journal of Research in Nursing

Richardson K, Board M. Feb 2018 Pain and agitation in dementia: a review of the literature Nursing and Residential Care 20(2)

Heaslip V, Board M, Duckworth V, Thomas L. 2017 Widening participation in nurse education: An integrative literature review Nurse Education Today 59:66-74 Dec

Cox C, Ellis-Hill C, Board M, Vassalo M.  2017. The aging 'frail' identity: creating positive identities with older people with frailty in a day hospital setting BSG 2017 Annual Conference, Swansea University, Swansea, 05 Jul 2017 - 07 Jul 2017. 22 Sep 2017 (Conference Paper)

Heward M, Murphy J, Board M, Spriggs A, Emerson L. 2017. Integrating humanisation into practice: a dementia education and learning case study Humanising Caring, Health and Wellbeing Conference, Bournemouth, 29 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017. 

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