University of Nottingham Ningbo China
School of
International Studies
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Dr Joy Spiliopoulos

Teaching Fellow , School of International Studies 

 

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Personal details

Contact

Trent Building 216

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

199 Taikang East Road

Ningbo 315100

+86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext.8063

Joy.Spiliopoulos@nottingham.edu.cn

Qualifications

PhD Department of Applied Social Science (now Department of Sociology), Lancaster University, U.K. 

BA in Social Work, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece (First class degree, distinction)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (U.K.) 

Member of the British Sociological Association

Qualified Social Worker (Social Work England, U.K.)

Expertise summary

Dr. Joy Spiliopoulos joined the School of International Studies and the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) in February 2016.  Her background is in Applied Social Science/Social Work and she completed her PhD studies in August 2013 at the Department of Applied Social Science (now Department of Sociology), Lancaster University.  She is currently Visiting Fellow for the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL) at the Nottingham University Business School, UK.  Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, she worked for academic institutions in China (Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University) and the UK (Lancaster University, Sheffield College). She has taught in the subject areas of international relations, criminology and sociology.  She has recently completed two funded projects on the effects of ‘Brexit’ on the retention and recruitment of migrant nurses and on returnee Filipino nurses. She has also worked on a number of collaborative research and evaluation projects funded by NGOs and governmental bodies (ESRC, DFID, Oxfam, UK local government and the Home Office). Her recently completed collaborative project titled ‘Retention and recruitment of migrant nurses post-Brexit’ has received international media attention, including BBC Radio Nottingham interview and features in television, newspaper and internet blogs in the USA, the UK and other European countries, also from bodies such as the Royal College of Nursing (Nursing Standard journal) and others. 

 

Teaching and learning

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • International Organisations (INTS2002)
  • Regionalism in Europe and Asia (INTS3015)
  • Gender and Society (INTS1014)

Postgraduate

  • International Organisations (INTS4016)

Research

Principal Research Interests

  • Migrant identity, belonging and acculturation stress
  • Migration of healthcare workers, especially from South and Southeast Asian countries
  • Feminization of migration, transnational families and the ‘global care chain’
  • Human agency and social/gender inequality
  • Feminist theories (critical feminist theory, intersectionality)
  • Social care for older adults
  • Rural migration
  • Poverty and social welfare
  • Diasporic cultural practices
  • Race relations in the UK
  • Young and older adults and disability

Current Research Projects

  • Retention and recruitment of migrant nurses post-Brexit
  • And ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration with international teams on the topics of: migration of healthcare workers, from Southeast Asian countries to the Global North; care workers in Southeast Asia and the global care chain; circular and return nurse migration in the EU and in the Philippines

Orchid ID:https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3430-6951

Publications

Conferences and workshops (selected)

  • 01/2020 Spiliopoulos G. ‘Rural settlement and complex belongings for migrant care workers in northwest England’, keynote presenterThe Immigrant Education Society 2020 ‘Refugee and Newcomer Women’s Emotional Un-wellness as a Barrier to Economic Integration’ conference, 30 January 2020, Calgary Public Library, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • 01/2020 Spiliopoulos G. & Timmons S. ʺI feel I can easily go to another country because of Brexit, I don’t feel quite settled as I would like to beʺ - the unsettling of migrant NHS nurses and the experiences of being ‘othered’ in the current political climate of Brexit’, public talk (Eventbrite) and joint seminar ICEMiC & CHILL, 15 January 2020, University of Nottingham, UK

  • 11/2019 Spiliopoulos G. ‘Filipino nurses on the move: old and new destinations, old and new challenges’, Asia Research Institute series of seminars, 7 November 2019, The Helmsley, University Park, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 10/2019 Spiliopoulos G. & Timmons, S. ‘Brexit meant to us that they are not happy for us to be here’ - The unsettling effects of ‘Brexit’ on the retention and recruitment of migrant NHS nurses’, JOURNÉE D’ÉTUDES (one-day workshop), ‘Circulations du personnel de santé à diplôme européen et non-européen dans l’UE et l’AELE. Parcours, dispositifs d’insertion et processus de discrimination’, 11 Octobre 2019, La Vieille Charité, Marseille, France
  • 09/2019 Spiliopoulos G. & Timmons, S. ‘Brexit meant to us that they are not happy for us to be here’ - The unsettling effects of ‘Brexit’ on the retention and recruitment of migrant NHS nurses’, 51st BSA Medical Sociology Conference, 11-13 September 2019, University of York, UK
  • 08/2019 Spiliopoulos, G. and Timmons, S ʺI feel I can easily go to another country because of Brexit, I don’t feel quite settled as I would like to beʺ - the unsettling of migrant NHS nurses and the experiences of being ‘othered’ in the current political climate of Brexit’, European Sociological Association (ESA) conference, 20-23 August, Manchester, UK.
  • 03/2019 Spiliopoulos, G. ‘Filipino migrant nurses’ opportunities and challenges for return – is ‘return’ permanent, feasible or imagined?’, IMISCOE Spring Conference ‘Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond’, 28-29 March, Sheffield, UK.
  • 08-09/2017 Spiliopoulos, G. ‘‘I’m not really looking at myself as staying here in the care home forever’ - Migrant care workers’ strategies of resistance and adaptation and agency in dealing with complex belongings’, European Sociological Association (ESA) conference, 29 August-1 September, Athens, Greece.
  • 06/2016 Spiliopoulos, G. ‘Migration flows – the unequal relationship between China and the UK’, roundtable discussion ‘Turning the Tables: The History and Unequal Nature of Sino-British Relations, 1800-2016’, International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific conference, 25-27 June, Hong Kong, China. 
  • 11/2009 Spiliopoulos, G. & Cuban, S. ‘A History of Filipino nurses in Britain and their Needs’, Social Science Historical Association, 12-15 November, Long Beach, California, USA.
  • 06/2009 Spiliopoulos, G. & Cuban, S. ‘Immigrant care networks in rural England’, CRONEM, University of Surrey, 11-12 June, Guilford, UK. 
  • 03/2009 Cuban, S. & Spiliopoulos, G. ‘Resistance and regulation in the care industry’, Gender & Education Association, Institute of Education, 25-27 March, London, UK. 
  • 02/2009 Cuban, S. & Spiliopoulos, G. ‘Intersectionality and Social Capital’, Feminist Research Methods conference, Stockholm University, 4-6 February, Stockholm, Sweden.

Publications