Associate Professor Fran Boyle

Research Social Scientist

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Assoc Prof Fran Boyle is a social scientist and health services researcher at the Institute for Social Sciences Research. Fran's background is in psychology and public health and her research focuses on people’s lived experiences of health, health services and the health system. Fran's research expertise is in the application of social sciences methods (including the integration quantitative and qualitative approaches) and health systems thinking to guide policy and practice.

Fran is a Principal Investigator with the Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth where she co-leads the Care after Stillbirth program. Her research addresses the psychosocial impacts of perinatal loss and is committed to improving outcomes for women and families through the implementation and evaluation of best practice parent-centred perinatal bereavement care in hospital and community settings.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours1), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • We are currently conducting online surveys in a number of countries to investigate the views of parents and health professionals in relation to stillbirth. The information being collected aims to identify strategies to improve care following stillbirth at health services and wider community levels. Both quantitative and qualitative data are being collected.

    Other topics also exist in this area. Interested students are invited to make contact to explore possibilities.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Boyle, Fran and Donald, Maria Alice (2003). Future directions for information dissemination: Population health and the primary health care workforce. In The project was a collaborative venture between four universities: Flinders University (lead institution), La Trobe University, The University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland (Ed.), Thinking populations: Population health and the primary health care workforce 1 ed. (pp. 1-103) Canberra, A.C.T., Australia: Australian Institute for Primary Care.

  • Boyle, F. M. and Chapman, R. (2000). General practice care after miscarriage: consumer and provider views (GPEP: Project #541). In Anne Magarey, Wendy Rogers and Bronwyn Veale (Ed.), An Anthology of Literature Reviews by GPEP Researchers (pp. 103-105) Adelaide: National Information Service.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • We are currently conducting online surveys in a number of countries to investigate the views of parents and health professionals in relation to stillbirth. The information being collected aims to identify strategies to improve care following stillbirth at health services and wider community levels. Both quantitative and qualitative data are being collected.

    Other topics also exist in this area. Interested students are invited to make contact to explore possibilities.