Joyce Cavaye joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University in 2003. This role follows a long first career in community nursing and then lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Glasgow. She is based at the Open University’s administrative headquarters in Edinburgh. Her role as a regional academic involves the management of associate lecturers teaching on health and social care courses in Scotland, quality assurance of the curriculum and engagment with key stakeholders in health and social care education and policy.
Joyce’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of informal caregiving, ageing, health, death and dying and the use and efficacy of alternative medicine. She supervises PhD students working in the areas of family caregiving and health. She is a member of the Open University’s Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) and is also a member of the British Sociological Association and the British Society of Gerontologists.
Joyce is commissioning editior for the book series 'Policy and Pracitce in Health and Social Care' published by Dunedin Academic Press and sits on the editorial board for Medsoc Online (MSO), an open access journal from the British Sociological Association (BSA).
In addition to professional nurse qualifications, Joyce has a PhD in Sociology (2004) and a first degree MA (Hons) Economic and Social History and Social Policy (1995), both awarded by the University of Glasgow.
Joyce area of expertise relates to all aspects of health and social care including unpaid family carers, health policy and community care.
Previously completed research projects include:
Current research focuses on the lives and experiences of former carers; an underesearched group overlooked by policy and becoming increasingly larger as the amount of state provided care is reduced.
Cavaye, J. and Watts, J.H. (forthcoming) An integrated literature review of death education in pre-registration nursing curricula: key themes, International Journal of Palliatve Care
Cavaye, J. and Watts, J.H. (2012) End-of-life education in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: patient, carer, nurse and student perspectives, Journal of Research in Nursing
Cavaye, J. (2009) The first death: a student’s experience, in Earle, S., Bartholomew, C., and Kormaromy, C. (eds) Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology, Sage in association with the Open University
Cavaye, J. (2008) Becoming and being a carer, An Introduction to Health and Social Care Resource Book, Open University
Cavaye, J. (2006) Care of Older People in Scotland, in G Mooney, T Sweeney and A Law (eds.) Social Care, Health and Welfare in Contemporary Scotland, Kynoch and Blaney
Cavaye, J. (2006) Hidden Carers, Edinburgh, Dunedin Academic Press
“Developing Understandings of Communication in End Of Life Care, presented at the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, Durham, September 2010
“Choice: The missing dimension in becoming a carer” presented at the 39th Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference, Brunel University, London, 6-8 July, 2010.
“Dirt, disgust and embarrassment: caregivers’ responses to ageing bodies”, presented at 5th International Carers Conference, Leeds, July 2010
“Adding value to NHS services: patient views of a voluntary organisation’s service”, presented at the NHS Confederation Health Services Research Network Conference, “Delivering Better Health Services” Manchester, 2-3 June 2010
“Promoting Wellbeing? Evaluation of a Therapeutic Care Service” presented at ISA Sociology of Health Conference, Health for All: Opportunities and Challenges Conference, Jaipur, September 2009
“Death and Dying education in pre-registration nursing curricula: themes from the literature” presented at Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, University of Cambridge, September 2009
"Carers responses to the ageing body” presented to the ISA Sociology of Ageing Conference, University of Barcelona, September 2008
“From dawn to dusk: adult carers of frail parents”, presented to the CRFR Conference, Understanding Families and Relationships Overtime, University of Edinburgh, October 2008
“A Temporal Model of Care,” presented to the SPRRU Cash for Care Conference, University of York, April 2005.
last updated 13-Sep-2013