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Academic Role

Within Westminster Business School Joy leads on postgraduate modules on leadership and governance. She is a member of the MBA course team and leads the Not-for-Profit Board experience. This draws on her recent PhD research into corporate governance in the public and not-for-profit sectors and also previous and current board roles (see below).

Joy brings her passion for good leadership and effective governance - which ensures safe and effective care for patients and service-users - to her role as Course leader of the MSc Governing, Leading and Managing Healthcare. This is informed by her practitioner experience. After initially training as a nurse she moved to work in the voluntary sector, working as a manager within a number of organisations including those involved with international development, maternal health and children’s health and social care. Her knowledge of healthcare remains current through her non-executive roles.

 Global engagement role

Joy is the global engagement coordinator for Westminster Business School, with a responsibility for incoming and outgoing student mobility and global partnerships.

Non-executive experience

Joy's desire to have an impact in how health services were commissioned and delivered led to her appointment as a non-executive director in the NHS, where she served for 11 years. During this time she chaired a number of key and influential committees, including those relating to services for people with learning disabilities and as Chair of Community Services. With a strong interest in professional regulation, Joy was a board director (2009 to 2016) on the Health and Care Professions Council, the regulator of 16 health and care professions, and chair of their Education and Training Committee (2013 to 2016). She currently serves as a lay member on 3 not-for-profit boards.


I am a member of the MBA course team and lead the Not-for-Profit Board experience module.

I am the course leader for the MSc Governing, Leading and Managing Healthcare and lead on a range of modules including: Clinical Governance and the Quality Framework, Integrated Governance, Strategic Leadership,Health Policy and work-based projects.

I am an accredited coach for the Transformational Leadership 360 degree questionnaire (Real World Group). 


Since 2011 I have been studying, researching and teaching on corporate governance within the profit, not-for-profit and public sector. I contribute to the Women for the Board course at WBS.

Professional Membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority 

British Academy of Management