Joy is a social scientist by background, her qualifications have put her in the rare position of having in-depth training in both qualitative (PhD) and quantitative (MSc Epidemiology) methods that Joy has applied in a range of applied health research projects. Having won a prestigious MRC post-doc Special Training Fellow award she experienced high quality training as part of the MRC’s vision for the development of outstanding researchers for multi-disciplinary collaborative working. Joy has utilised this and demonstrated a long-standing ability to carry out internationally outstanding applied health research.
Joy has worked with many UK collaborators (University of Glasgow, UCL, Bristol, UWE, LSHTM, Newcastle and HYMS) on various topics including health of older people, illness behaviour and the factors associated with utilisation of health services, health services delivery and the qualitative components of various pilot and full-scale trials.
Joy is currently the Mary Kinross Trust and Royal College of Surgeons Chair in Surgical Trials and Health Sciences.
Joy's areas of experience are:
Joy would be interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas: response to symptoms, health and healthcare of older people, using qualitative work in RCTs. Methods would include: mixed methods, epidemiology, qualitative research, and RCTs.
Contributes sessions to a number of modules including, Research Methods, Qualitative Methods, Randomised Controlled Trials and Society Health and Illness.