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Personal profile


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.

Research area keywords

  • Higher Education
  • Palliative Care


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