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Joy is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Director for BSc Business Computing and IT.  She has over 20 years of teaching experience at a number of UK universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  

Research Interests

Joy’s research focuses on the early stages of systems development, particularly systems modelling, requirements engineering, business IS/IT alignment and also the learning and teaching of information systems in higher education.  

Teaching Activity

Digital Apprenticeship

Introduction to Business Organisations (BNI101)

Undergraduate modules

Agile Practices in IT and Management (BN2220) - Module leader
Managing IT in a Global Context (BN3380) - Module leader

Postgraduate modules

Effective Management Consultancy (BNM817 and BNM817J)
Effective Management Consultancy (BNK517) (October and May cohorts) - Module leader

Membership of Professional Bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)

Associate member - Association for Learning Technology 

Member - Women’s Higher Education Network (WHEN)

Member - ACM SIGMIS (Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems)

Member - British Academy of Management


September 2021 - Present: Senior Teaching Fellow in Business Information Systems and Programme Director BCIT (2022 - to date), Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham.

September 2013 - August 2021: Senior Lecturer (and course leader - 2014-2021), Worcester Business School, University of Worcester.

September 2012 - August 2013: Senior Lecturer and course leader, Wolverhampton University.

September 2011 - August 2012: Lecturer, Wolverhampton University.

February 2010 - August 2011: Academic Practice Research Officer, University of Birmingham.

September 2005 - August 2007 (part time): Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

September 2001 - August 2005: Lecturer (and course leader - 2003-2004), Newman University, Birmingham.

March 1998 - September 1999: Commercial underwriter and new business developer, Royal and Sun Alliance.

PhD Supervision

DBA Supervision (Aston University) - What is the global contribution of PRME’s chapters to the co-production of responsible management knowledge

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Informatics (Requirements Elaboration for System Co-development), University of Manchester

Sept 2004Jul 2009

PG Cert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Coventry University

Sept 2001Jul 2002

MSc, Computer Science, University of Birmingham

Sept 1999Sept 2000

BSc, Geography, Coventry University

Sept 1994Jul 1997

External positions

PhD External examiner (Coventry University) - A Systems Approach to Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability in Circular Economies.

Jan 2024 → …

External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University

Oct 2023Oct 2027


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