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Research interests

Dr Johnson has interests in the following research areas:

Carers and family members of individuals with schizophrenia or psychosis

Mental health

Online/web-based/digital interventions

Military widows

Health interventions

Mixed methods

Qualitative research

Complexity theory


Dr Amy Johnson is a professional early career researcher with experience completing mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research projects. She completed her PhD in Social Work in 2020. Underpinned by a Critical Realist perspective (informed by complexity theory), this PhD developed a framework for the construction and evaluation of a web-based intervention for carers of individuals with schizophrenia and a psychosis disorder. 

Following this, Dr Johnson has worked as Senior Research Assistant on research projects focusing on improving hydration levels and the Quality of Life (QoL) of care home residents with dementia. She has also assisted in developing research projects within Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT), in particular EMHPs and a parent/carer support group. Presently, Dr Johnson is working within the Military Hub for Veteran and Families' Research on projects focusing on loneliness and social isolation experienced by military widows. 

Further Information

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Social Work, PhD

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Jan 2018


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