Joseph has a nursing and public health background. After qualifying as a registered general nurse (RGN), Joseph worked within primary and secondary care settings as a staff nurse and a casualty and emergency unit manager in Bawku, Ghana. He went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Psychology and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Ghana. Returning to his former Nurses Training College, he worked as a lecturer before moving to the UK.
In the UK, Joseph has worked as a staff nurse (RN) in the Dartford and Gravesend NHS Trust, and as a renal nurse (specialising in renal haemodialysis) at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. While working as a renal nurse in Sheffield, Joseph studied at the University of Sheffield and achieved a Master of Medical Science (MMedSci) specialising in the management of long term health conditions, and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) with training in Public Health research. His MPhil thesis explored the impact of the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) on the quality of diabetes care and health care inequalities in primary care settings in England. Joseph then moved to the University of Lincoln for his PhD studies. His PhD thesis explored the perspectives of service users and practitioners about the use of QCancer, a novel cancer risk assessment tool, for early detection of cancer in primary care settings.
Joseph is a Practitioner Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH), a member of the European Public Health Association, a registered member of the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
Joseph is currently a research assistant at the Community and Health Research Unit
(CaHRU), University of Lincoln, working on a range of quality improvement and
implementation science projects in primary care. In addition to his research activities,
Joseph contributes to the teaching of the health promotion module, as part of the
the Health and Social Care and Nursing programmes at the University of Lincoln.
Research Assistant working on a range of quality improvement and implementation science projects.
Quality Improvement and Implementation Science in Primary Health Care, Public Health and Nursing.