Joy Garfield

Dr Joy Garfield

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    Joy is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Co-Programme Director for BSc Business Computing and IT.  She has over 20 years of teaching experience at a number of UK universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  

    Research Interests

    Joy’s research focuses on the early stages of systems development, particularly systems modelling, requirements engineering, business IS/IT alignment and also the learning and teaching of information systems in higher education.  

    Teaching Activity

    Undergraduate modules

    Introduction to Business Organisations (BNI101) 
    Enterprise Systems (BN2214)
    Agile Practices in IT and Management (BN2220)
    Managing IT in a Global Context (BN3380)

    Postgraduate modules

    Foundations in Business Systems (BNM805 and BNM805J)
    Effective Management Consultancy (BNM817 and BNM817J)
    Effective Management Consultancy (BNK517)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)

    Associate member - Association for Learning Technology 

    Member - Women’s Higher Education Network (WHEN)

    Member - ACM SIGMIS (Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems)

    Member - British Academy of Management


    September 2021 - Present: Senior Teaching Fellow in Operations Management (and Co-Programme Director BCIT - 2022 - to date), Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham.

    September 2013 - August 2021: Senior Lecturer (and course leader - 2014-2021), Worcester Business School, University of Worcester.

    September 2012 - August 2013: Senior Lecturer and course leader, Wolverhampton University.

    September 2011 - August 2012: Lecturer, Wolverhampton University.

    February 2010 - August 2011: Academic Practice Research Officer, University of Birmingham.

    September 2005 - August 2007 (part time): Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

    September 2001 - August 2005: Lecturer (and course leader - 2003-2004), Newman University, Birmingham.

    March 1998 - September 1999: Commercial underwriter and new business developer, Royal and Sun Alliance.

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Informatics (Requirements Elaboration for System Co-development), University of Manchester

    Sept 2004Jul 2009

    PG Cert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Coventry University

    Sept 2001Jul 2002

    MSc, Computer Science, University of Birmingham

    Sept 1999Sept 2000

    BSc, Geography, Coventry University

    Sept 1994Jul 1997


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