Dr Joy Probyn

Joy is a Lecturer in Social Policy with expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods researchPrevious research work has centred around living with chronic illness, patient education and self-management, paediatric end-of-life care and informed consent for surgery. Current research projects include an exploration of working mothers’ experiences of COVID-19 lockdown, perceptions of safety at large music events and the development of an online educational tool for teenagers with Type 1 diabetes. Joy actively supervises five PhD students across various disciplines in the School of Health & Society. 

Joy studied BA (Hons) Sociology at the University of Liverpool (2001-2004) and obtained a Phd in Medical Sociology from the University of Liverpool, graduating in 2010. Following post-doctoral research positions at the Universities of Chester and Liverpool, Joy was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Nursing Directorate at the University of Salford in 2014, before joining the Department of Social Policy, Sociology & Criminology as a lecturer in 2016. 

Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

Experiences of health and illness, motherhood and gender, qualitative methods. 

Find out more about my work

Open Access: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/profile/57987

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7042-9596


Qualitative methods, Sociology, health, Phenomenology, Motherhood, Mental-Health, gender, wellbeing