Dr Joanne Pike
Joanne is a Principal Lecturer and Professional Leader with a lot of experience working in higher education. She has research design skills, lecturing (subjects: Advanced Clinical Practice, professional practice and research methods), and curriculum development.
Dr. Pike’s approach to teaching and learning is supportive and encouraging and she says:
“There is nothing better than supporting a student to achieve their master’s degree! Students usually come to us working full-time in very highly stressful and demanding jobs, and often doubt their abilities. We help and encourage them on their academic journey through the course to achieve their goal, and that’s what gets me out of bed in the morning each day.”
Research is important for the development of professional practice, and one of Joanne's main interests is spirituality and expression in nursing care, which she has been researching since 2009.
More recently she has been working with Computing colleagues in the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology exploring the impact of companotics (pets that are robots) on well-being, for people with dementia.