Ms. Vanessa Boland

Ms. Vanessa Boland

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery


Biography

Vanessa is an Assistant Professor who is passionate about fostering excellence in nursing and cancer survivorship care. She is a registered nurse and early career researcher with an emerging track record in securing research funding. Vanessa's mixed methods research expertise is interested in the cancer survivorship of haematological malignancies, their needs and psycho-oncology. Her doctoral work explored 'living with or beyond lymphoma: A mixed-method investigation of the unmet needs of cancer survivors'. She provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision at the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Vanessa is the Education Facilitator for the MSc Specialist Nursing in Cancer Care and Haematology. She holds a PG Certificate in Statistics from the School of Computer Science and Statistics at TCD. Vanessa is developing her international profile and has been invited to collaborate on research projects nationally and internationally.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Boland V, Drury A, Sheaf G, Brady AM., Living with or beyond lymphoma: A rapid review of the unmet needs of lymphoma survivors., Psycho-Oncology, 2022Journal Article, 2022
  • Boland V, Brady AM, Drury A., The physical, psychological and social experiences of alopecia among women receiving chemotherapy: An integrative literature review., European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 49, (101840), 2020Journal Article, 2020
  • Tanay MA, Diez de Los Rios de la Serna C, Boland V, Lopes AMDS, Wingfield K, Chircop D, Dornan M, Suchodolska G, Yldz AytaƧ G, Kurt B, Colomer-Lahiguera S., Patient and public involvement in research: Reflections and experiences of doctoral cancer nurse researchers in Europe., European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 64, (102351), 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI , URL
  • Boland V, Brady A-M, Drury A, The unmet needs of lymphoma cancer survivors: A rapid review of the evidence., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 10/03/22, 32, 2021, pp1279-Oral Presentation, 2021
  • Boland, V., Drury, A., Brady, A-M., A qualitative exploration of lymphoma survivors' unmet needs, Annals of Oncology, EONS16 at ESMO, Madrid, Spain, 22/10/23, 34, (2), 2023, pp1345-Conference Paper, 2023, DOI , URL
  • Boland, V., Drury, A., Brady, A-M, Mapping the measurement of lymphoma survivors: unmet needs and quality of life outcomes: Evidence for a lymphoma-specific questionnaire, Annals of Oncology, EONS15 at ESMO, Paris, France, 10/09/2022, 33, (7), 2022, pp1371-Conference Paper, 2022
  • Boland, V., Drury, A., Brady A-M., Prevalence and predictors of unmet needs among lymphoma cancer survivors, EONS16 at ESMO, Paris, France, 22/10/23, 2023, EONSInvited Talk, 2023
  • Boland, V., Drury, A., Brady, A-M., Uncovering the needs of lymphoma survivors: A cross-sectional study, Annals of Oncology, EONS16 at ESMO, Madrid, Spain, 22/10/23, 34, (2), 2023, pp1345-Conference Paper, 2023, DOI , URL
  • Boland, V., Drury, A., Brady A-M., The unmet financial and work-related needs of lymphoma cancer survivors, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 10/03/22, 2022Poster, 2022
  • Boland, V., Brady, A-M., Drury, A., The experiences of alopecia among women receiving chemotherapy: the physical and psychological effect. , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 11/03/2021, 2021Poster, 2021
  • Boland, V., Drury, A., Brady, A-M., Finding the right instrument: assessing the needs & quality of life outcomes of lymphoma cancer survivors, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference. Boland , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 10/03/22, 2022Oral Presentation, 2022
  • Boland, V., Drury. A., Brady, A-M., Assessing unmet needs: what do lymphoma survivors want help with?, International Conference on Cancer Nursing: Building Global Nursing Excellence for Tomorrow's Cancer Realities, Glasgow, Scotland, 01/10/2023, 2023Oral Presentation, 2023
  • Boland, V., Drury, A., Brady, A-M., Content comparison of unmet needs self-report measures for lymphoma cancer survivors: A systematic review, PLoS ONE, 18, (12), 2023Journal Article, 2023
  • Amanda Drury, Vanessa Boland, Maura Dowling, Patient-Reported Outcome and Experience Measures in Advanced Nursing Practice: What Are Key Considerations for Implementation and Optimized Use?, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 2024, p1-7Journal Article, 2024, DOI , URL
  • Boland, V., Research Opportunities for Cancer Nurses., Postgraduate Diploma in Cancer Care, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland., 06/05/22, 2022, RCSIInvited Talk

Research Expertise

  • Title
    Living Beyond Lymphoma: A Mixed Methods Investigation of The Unmet Needs of Cancer Survivors
    Summary
    PhD Research
    Funding Agency
    School of Nursing and Midwifery PhD Scholarship 2020, Trinity College Dublin
    Date From
    2020
    Date To
    2024
  • Title
    Patient and public involvement in research: reflections and experiences of doctoral cancer nurse researchers in Europe
    Summary
    European Society of Oncology Nurses PhD Doctoral Nurses Writing Group
    Date From
    2021
    Date To
    2023
  • Title
    Public Perceptions of the European Code Against Cancer
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organisation
  • Title
    Irish Research Council New Foundations
    Summary
    Exploring the Unmet Needs of Older Adults Living with and after Cancer (OAHC-Needs).
    Funding Agency
    Irish Research Council
    Date From
    01/01/2024
    Date To
    01/01/2025
  • Title
    Psychometric properties of health-related quality of life instruments in colorectal cancer patients: A COSMIN systematic review
    Summary
  • Title
    Cancer Care in COVID-19: The Experiences of Haematology Patients
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Haematology Association of Ireland
    Date From
    2022
    Date To
    2024
  • Title
    Irish Research Council Ulysses Award
    Summary
    Exploring Evidence-Based Interventions to Support People Living with Advanced Cancer who Require End-of-Life Care in the Emergency Department: A Mixed Methods (Systematic Review).
    Funding Agency
    Irish Research Council
    Date From
    01/01/2024
    Date To
    01/01/2025