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Dr Joanna Nichols

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Telephone +441274 236363


Following a career in service improvement in Local Authorities, voluntary sector and local and national NHS bodies Joanna came to the University from her role as a National Delivery Manager in the Department of Health National Support Teams. Joanna specialises in areas of quality and service improvement and system leadership. Joanna's particular research interests centre around sustainability of public health policy and teenage pregnancy. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Policy, leadership and management. Recent Projects: Doctoral research completed around sustainability of public health policy in relation to under 18 conceptions in UK.


Teaching interests

Currently teaching a variety of postgraduate leadership modules in the Faculty of Health Studies and providing specialist expertise to the Faculty of Life Sciences.

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-18: University of Bradford - PhD
  • 01-JAN-11: University of Bradford - MSc
  • 01-JAN-94: University of Bradford - BA (Hons)

  • Research and Innovation Committee,


TitleTeenage pregnancy: do nurses know how to respond? (2018)
AuthorsNichols, Joanna
TitleTowards a collective understanding of Social Cost Benefit and Value (2016)
AuthorsNichols, Joanna; Coldwell, Harriet; McIntosh, Bryan; Thornton, G.