Mrs Joanna Kennedy


Senior Lecturer

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Joanna Kennedy


Joanna Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer for the Mental Health Nursing and Adult Nursing
undergraduate programmes at Oxford Brookes University.
Joanna joined Oxford Brookes in 2015 following an extensive clinical career within the

Joanna completed her Registered General Nurse (RGN) training at The Nightingale School
of Nursing and Midwifery at St Thomas' Hospital, London in 1987. She then worked as a
staff nurse within various specialties including endocrinology, acute medicine, theatres,
recovery and orthopaedics.

Joanna then moved to midwifery and completed her Midwifery training at the High
Wycombe school of Nursing and Midwifery in 1990 before taking up a rewarding post as
Midwife at the John Radcliffe Women's Centre in Oxford.

She then returned to nursing and worked as practice nurse specialising in asthma.
Joanna joined the Urgent Care Service in Oxfordshire in 2004 as an emergency nurse
practitioner where she also had a practice educator role teaching advanced practice.
Joanna’s interest in teaching led her to join Oxford Brookes University as a lecturer in

She has a keen interest in health promotion and the benefits of whole food plant-based
nutrition in preventing and treating chronic disease.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Joanna currently leads the second-year module Clinical Practice Experience 2 for a mental
    health and adult nursing students. She also teaches on the health promotion module for the
    mental health nursing students.
    Joanna also supports students through her role as a link lecturer, dissertation supervisor and
    academic adviser.


Research group membership

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Plant Based Health Professionals UK