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Dr Joanne Pike

Programme leader MSc Health Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Joanne Pike

Room: C16b


+44 (0) 1978 293596


Joanne grew up in Scotland, moving to England where she went to secondary school in Cumbria.She spent three enjoyable years undertaking nurse training in the Manchester Royal Infirmary.While there she met her husband - on a blind date - and moved to Wales when she qualified as a Registered General Nurse.

She worked in the community hospital and afterwards came to Glyndŵr (then NEWI) to study for my District Nursing Degree.Joanne worked as a district nurse before joining Glyndŵr as a Lecturer Practitioner, and shortly afterwards took up a full time lecturer’s post.

Since then she has continued studying, and two years ago was awarded her PhD, something she was very proud of, since she left school without an A level!

What do you do in your spare time? In my spare time I look after my two sons – though one is already at university and the other is in his first year of 6th Form. I love cooking (cakes mainly - I should be the size of a house), gardening and animals and would fill my home with them if I could. I have two Siamese cats who are very bossy and demanding, but lovely all the same.

What would you do if you weren't in your current job? At school I wanted to be a vet or a PE teacher, but actually, I’m glad I became a nurse and I happier still that I came into education, because I really love helping others to reach their goals, and I’m never prouder than when watching everyone gaining their awards at graduation.

PhD MSc BSc(Hons) DipN District Nurse Registered General Nurse



Msc Advanced Clinical Practice

BSc Health Wellbeing and Community

FdA Health and Social Care

Supporting wellbeing in long term and vulnerable conditions (module)
Working with vulnerable people (module)
PhD student supervision
MSc dissertation supervision
Manual Handling trainer

Pike, J. (2011), ‘Spirituality in nursing: a systematic review of the literature from 2006-10’, British Journal Of Nursing 20 (12) 743-9.

Pike, J. (2012) ‘Searching for the hidden: a phenomenological study exploring the spiritual aspects of impending day case surgery from patient and staff perspectives’ European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science Graz, Austria.

Pike, J. (2014) ‘Preparing for a day case surgery: exploring patients spiritual perspective: an interpretive phenomenological study’ RCN International nursing research conference, Glasgow

Advanced Clinical Practice and Spirituality