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. His clinical background has been the care of older people with special interest in Dementia and Sepsis of which he was the Lead Nurse for Hazelwood Ward at the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. He joined University of Cumbria as a lecturer in Adult Nursing in June 2018. He currently coordinates the enrichment placements for student nurses. He is enrolled onto the PgC Learning and Teaching programme commencing October 2019.He is an emerging researcher with special interest in Sickle Cell Disease.

Qualifications and memberships

Master of Science in Advance Practice- Cardiff University, 2016

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

PgC Learning and Teaching; commencing October 2019

Moving and Handling; Train the Trainer Course; September 2019 

Dementia Leads Programme, July 2017- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Sepsis/AKI Training, September 2017- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Nursing and Midwifery Council Registered

Member of the Royal College of Nursing

Academic and research interests

Patient Safety and Human Factors,

Dementia, Older People,

Clinical Simulation, Transcultural Nursing,

Sepsis, Sickle Cell Disease, Moving and Handling,

Nursing Workforce Management