PhD Student, Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University
Leonie Boland is a PhD candidate in Plymouth University, UK. She worked as an occupational therapist with people who are homeless for over 10 years in Dublin, Ireland. This was as part of specialist mental health team for people who are homeless as well as a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The aim of her PhD research was to increase the understanding of the process of transition from using homelessness services to sustaining a tenancy, for people who experience multiple exclusion homelessness. Furthermore, the study explored what enables successful tenancy sustainment following homelessness and the role of occupation in managing that transition.