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Paul Boland

Research Assistant
School of Sport and Health Sciences

Paul works as a member of the Research Support Team situated within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. He is also currently working as part of the MIDAS team providing methodological support to projects on health, wellbeing and social care for the National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (NIHR ARC NWC).

Paul has worked on a variety of projects within health research and has been a co-author on publications investigating the topics of deprescribing and polypharmacy in primary health care, and the barriers and facilitators experienced by people with autism and/or intellectual disabilities when accessing primary health care services.

Paul is an alumni of the university, completing both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies here at University of Central Lancashire. After completing his bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences in 2013, Paul worked within student services, providing guidance and support to new and existing students until 2015. In 2017, Paul returned to the University of Central Lancashire to do a masters by research project, exploring the factors affecting stroke survivors use of electrically assisted bikes (e-bikes). Upon completion he was able to gain a role as a Postgraduate intern within the Research Support Team which he gained additional research experience and developed his own publication from his master's thesis and is now a full member of the Research Support Team.