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Dr Joy Spiliopoulos

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

Dr Joy Spiliopoulos joined the Division of Health Research, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, in October 2022. She is working with the LiLaC PHIRST team on NIHR funded project, providing local authority evaluations of projects targeting health inequalities.
Previously, she was part of the SAPPHIRE research group, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, UK, which she joined in January 2022. She was working on a NIHR funded project on resilience of healthcare systems as a Research Associate. She is an honorary fellow of SAPPHIRE and a Visiting Fellow for the Centre of Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL) at the Nottingham University Business School, UK.
Her background is in Applied Social Science/Social Work and she holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Applied Social Science (now Department of Sociology), Lancaster University.
She has worked for academic institutions in the UK (Lancaster University, and Sheffield College) and China (University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and Zhejiang University) and taught in the subject areas of sociology, international relations, criminology, gender studies, qualitative research methods. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
She has worked on a number of collaborative projects funded by NGOs and government bodies (ESRC, DFID, Oxfam, UK Home Office). She recently completed two funded projects on the effects of 'Brexit' on the retention and recruitment of migrant NHS nurses; and on returnee Filipino nurses. The collaborative project she led, 'Retention and recruitment of migrant nurses post-Brexit', has received international media attention, including BBC Radio Nottingham interview and features in television, newspaper, think tanks and internet blogs in the USA, China, Singapore, the UK and other European countries, also from bodies such as the Royal College of Nursing (Nursing Standard journal), and others.

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