Professor Joy Notter

Professor of Community Health Care Studies

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Professor Joy Notter is Professor of Community Health Care at Birmingham City University. She trained as a nurse in the Nightingale Training School, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, her final post there being charge nurse in medical cardiology she then trained as a health visitor and worked in Stockwell and Brixton. She gained a Master’s degree from the University of Surrey, and PhD, from the University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff.

Based in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University, her research is participatory, multi-method and includes recruitment and retention of BAME staff in the NHS, palliative care, the impact of chronic illness on quality of life, evaluation of loss and grief training and community self–help with AIDS in Kenya.  She has worked internationally in capacity building in nursing, in Vietnam, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova. For almost a decade she worked part-time in the Netherlands as a research professor, her remit was to support research based practice and develop clinically based research in acute nursing settings. Currently, she is involved in enhancing expertise in wound care in Vietnam, and raising the level of critical care nursing in Zambia. She has successfully supervised over 12 PhD students.

She was a founding editor of British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing, and British Journal of Midwifery. She has presented papers across Europe, America, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Jamaica and Vietnam.  She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK, was a council member for the palliative care forum, and is Past President of the European Association for Cancer Education. In 2112, she was awarded a campaign medal for services to health by the Vietnamese Government, and in December 2017 became an honorary professor at Hanoi Medical University. She has been a member of the Royal College of Nursing UK for over 40 years.

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