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Dr Joy Penman holds bachelor and master's degrees in Nursing and Pharmacy. She completed her doctoral studies in Nursing. Joy teaches at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash Clayton Campus. She has over thirty years of teaching experience locally and abroad and many years of nursing experience in various health care facilities. Joy has extensive experience in research and community engagement. In recognition of her contribution in these areas, she has been a recipient of various teaching, research and community service awards. Joy has earned about AUD 400K in internal and external research funding for various collaborative projects. She is well published in peer-reviewed journals and books and has presented her work in national and international conferences.

Supervision interests

Dr Joy Penman specialises in qualitative methods.  She is interested in supervising post-graduate students in the following research areas:  palliative care, migrant health, mental health, compliance with medications, and evidence-based practice.


  • Higher Education
  • Palliative Care

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2002 2019

Foreword: Meet the Macros

Penman, J., 2019, Meet the Macros. Health CODE Co., 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / PostscriptOther

Remaining connected with our graduates: A pilot study

Penman, J., Robinson, E. & Cross, W., 2019, In : Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning. 15, p. 43-57 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Finding paradise within: How spirituality protects palliative care clients and caregivers from depression

Penman, J., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Holistic Nursing. 36, 3, p. 243-254 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hold High the Standard

Penman, J. & Tighe, J., Jul 2018, In : Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 26, 1, p. 44-44 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review


Augusta Zadow Scholarship Award

Joy Cayetano-Penman (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Community Service Award

Joy Cayetano-Penman (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Irene Krastev Award

Joy Cayetano-Penman (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Supported Researcher Award

Joy Cayetano-Penman (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Supported Teacher Award

Joy Cayetano-Penman (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2017

  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Public event

Finalist in the e-Learning Excellence Awards

Joy Cayetano-Penman (Contributor)
26 Oct 201727 Oct 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

26th International Nursing Research Congress

Joy Cayetano-Penman (Organiser)
23 Jul 201527 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference