With 10 years of training in applied mathematics and theoretical physics, Joy took on a new challenge in 2014 when she joined the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Cooperative (DEC) Newcastle, applying her analytical and problem solving skills to diagnostic test evaluation research. She played an instrumental role during the DEC’s successful bid to become a NIHR MIC in 2018.
Joy leads the MIC team of interdisciplinary methodologists and PhD students and has a key role in securing further funding and new collaborations. She has worked on the design and analysis of many of the MIC’s projects to date including the clinical and economic evaluation of rapid tests for viral infections, infections which confer antibiotic resistance and inherited conditions such as familial hypercholesterolemia. Joy has spearheaded the academic development of the MIC and is currently a principal research associate at Newcastle University. She is also co-Investigator on the Urgent Public Health COVID-19 National Diagnostic Research and Evaluation (CONDOR) Platform and leads the Care Pathway Analysis Workstream.
• You need advice on efficient evidence development to support adoption • You are interested in imperfect reference standard methodology • You need help with early economic modelling • You would like to learn more about joining our team