Joy Gana-Inatimi

Dr. Joy Gana-Inatimi

Senior Lecturer, Course Leader and Admissions Tutor, Foundation Entry Health & Social Care

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB337A

+44 (0) 1772 89 5592

Subject Areas: Public Health, Physiotherapy


Full Profile

Dr Joy Gana-Inatimi (MCSP, SRP, MHCPC)

Joy is a consultant chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years’ clinical experience in managing multiple pathologies, with the last 10 years specialising in respiratory care as a Clinical Lead for Chest Medicine and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  Joy has worked across critical care, acute medicine and primary care and is passionate about empowering patients to self-manage effectively and developing health care professionals to support patients through their patient journey.  Joy has worked for over 17 years as a guest lecturer at different Universities and for over 10 years in clinical competency training and clinical education within the NHS.  Joy currently works as a Senior Lecturer within the School of Community Health and Midwifery at the University of Central Lancashire where she specialises in anatomy and physiology, developing clinical skills, long term condition management, rehabilitation and research.  Joy is the course leader for the Foundation Entry (FdE) in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Health & Social Care and Sexual Health Studies.  Joy has a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy from the University of East London and completed a PhD in Public Health at UCLan in 2018.


  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) - Associate Fellowship (2018), Fellowship pending


Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leader and Senior Lecturer – Foundation Entry Programme
Senior Lecturer and OSCE Examiner – BSc Physiotherapy (Managing Chronic Respiratory Disease)

Senior Lecturer:

  • FdA in Health and Social Care (Anatomy and Physiology – MSK/Cardiopulmonary and Managing Long Term Conditions)
  • FdSc in Health and Social Care (Anatomy and Physiology – MSK/Cardiopulmonary and Managing Long Term Conditions)
  • MSc Sports Medicine (Managing Chronic Respiratory Disease)
  • IAPTS Programme (Holistic Management of Chronic Respiratory Disease)
  • CSP Leadership programme (Leadership)


STEMH Research and Ethics Committee Reviewer


  • Self-Management Education for Patients with COPD
  • Confidence and self-efficacy in FdE

External Affiliations

  • Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (Honorary Contract)
  • BLF Breath Easy Liverpool North Clinical Link/Liaison