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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.)
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.