Joel had his nursing education in Ghana at the University of Cape Coast where he graduated with a First Class Honours in BSc Nursing in 2012. He worked as a nurse and nurse tutor in a deprived community in the northern part of Ghana. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Shared Scholarship to pursue a postgraduate degree at Cardiff University, Wales where he successfully graduated with an MSc in Advanced Practice. Subsequently, he undertook the overseas nursing examination with the NMC, UK and gained registration with the NMC UK as a registered general nurse. His clinical background has been in medical and surgical nursing and care of older people. He joined University of Cumbria as a lecturer in Adult Nursing in June 2018. He teaches in the pre-registration BSc and MSc Nursing programme where he leads in modules such as Leadership and Management in Healthcare, Pharmacology for Nursing Students and Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology. His research interest is in exploring the transition experiences of overseas trained nurses into the UK health and social care sector and higher education.He currently coordinates the enrichment placements for student nurses at University of Cumbria.

Qualifications and memberships

Master of Science in Advance Practice- Cardiff University, UK 2016

Bachelor of Science in Nursing,(First Class Honours)-University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 2012

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2020

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; 2020

Advance HE; Certified External Examiner; 2021

Moving and Handling Trainer; September 2019 

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC-UK) Registered

Member of the Royal College of Nursing

Academic and research interests

Diversity in Higher Education, Nursing Workforce Management, Transcultural Nursing

Leadership and Management in Healthcare, Patient Safety and Human Factors,

Dementia, Older People,

Clinical Simulation, Sepsis, Sickle Cell Disease, Moving and Handling,