Joy is a Senior Lecturer and part-time PhD student in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester. Joy is also a Fellow of the Higher Educator Academy and a Registered Social Worker and Practice Educator. Joys main research interest is therapeutic approaches with young people experiencing trauma due to displacement. Her PhD research approach is Participatory Action Research; this has allowed her to develop a profile in international community development projects with community practitioners supporting young people in displacement due to family and community conflict and trauma. Her specific research and practice interest is the development of knowledge of how vocational practitioners collaborate with local community organisations to build therapeutic alliances with young people.
BA in English Literature and Language, Oxford University
MA in English Literature and language, Oxford University
Post Graduate Certificate in Social Work, Aberdeen University
MA in Applied Philosophy, Keele University. Practice Educator Award, University of West of England.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Worcester