Dr Joy Penman

PhD, MN, BN, MSc., BSc.

Senior Lecturer


t: +61 3 9905 0010
e: joy-penman@monash.edu
Joy’s Researcher Profile


Dr Joy Penman holds bachelor and master's degrees in Nursing and Pharmacy. She completed her doctoral studies in Nursing. Joy teaches at Monash Nursing and Midwifery. She has over thirty years teaching experience locally and abroad and many years 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.


  • Internationally Qualified Nurses Program/Australian Nursing Studies
  • NUR2229 - Nursing practice in context 3
  • NUR5022 - Contemporary nursing in context 2
  • NUR5033 - Contemporary nursing in context 3
  • GHS5850 – Nursing leadership and management

Research interests

  • palliative care
  • spiritual care
  • migrant health
  • caring for one’s own mental health
  • increasing university aspirations
  • maximising the use of technology in education
  • compliance with medications
  • evidence based practice

Research methodologies

  • qualitative methods

Research projects

Please refer to Joy’s researcher profile


Research grants

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Supervision projects

Joy is available to supervise HDR, Honours and Master students with topics related to her research and expertise. She was Associate Supervisor for two PhD students and was a thesis examiner.


Professional engagement/service

  • Journal of the World Universities Forum, Associate Editor, 2012
  • The International Journal of Learning, Associate Editor, 2011 - 2012
  • McMaster Online Rating of Evidence, Sentinel reader, 2008 - 2012
  • International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, Referee, 2006

Professional affiliations

  • Women in Innovation/Technology, 2015
  • Informing Science Institute, Founding Member, 2014
  • Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, 2012
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, 2010
  • Rural Student Research Network, 2010
  • National Rural Health Alliance, 2008
  • Australian Faith Community Nurses Association, 2007
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, 2007
  • Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, 2006
  • SA Adventist Health Professionals Association, 2006
  • Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia, 2005
  • The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 2005
  • Australian Nursing Federation (SA Branch), 2004
  • Royal College of Nursing, Australia, 2004
  • Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia, Inc, 2003
  • South Australian Network for Primary Health Care Research (Flinders University), 2003
  • Centre for Research into Nursing and Health Care, 1995
  • Nurses Board of South Australia Member, 1992


  • Program Director, Whyalla Rotary Club, Program Director, 2015 - 2016
  • Filipino Cultural Association, Inc, President, 1989 - 2016


Please refer to Joy’s researcher profile