Dr Martin Johnson
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School of Psychology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
I have carried out extensive research on the stress response following miscarriage and/or reproductive failure. My main research programme is currently the first longitudinal study of the grief reaction following pregnancy loss this is now in its tenth year. A previous Economic and Social Research Council (UK) end of award report was rated as excellent. This research represents a pilot study for this current application. I have been involved in policy formation and implementation in the British National Health Service. My postgraduate thesis of Johnson was awarded a University of Teesside commendation prize for research excellence.
I have had a number of grants previously in the UK include: Johnson, M. P. & Baker, S. J. (2003-2004). Co-occurrence of positive and negative affect following miscarriage? ESRC #000220792, ¿36,641. Johnson, M. P. (1999-2000). Evaluation of a group smoking cessation programme for the unemployed. NHS Research Grant, ¿15,195. Johnson, M. P. & Hogan, K. (1998). The Staffordshire Rehabilitation Project. NHS Research Grant, ¿45,380.
I have been an invited speaker at a number of both national and international conferences including: Johnson, M. P. (2003). Men's experience of miscarriage: A long-term view. Royal Society of Medicine. Johnson, M. P. (1998). The psychological impact of recurrent miscarriages on the father. International Infertility Congress, Spain. Johnson, M. P. (1998). Men's experience of Labour. Royal Society of Medicine. Johnson, M. P. (1997). Men's experience of miscarriage. Men Having Babies Scientific Meeting, University of Hull.
In addition I have been invited to act as a consultant on a number of projects including: Johnson, M. P. (1999 - 2000). Record Keeping and Health Promotion. Johnson, M. P. (1999-2000). Design and evaluation of a group smoking cessation programme for the unemployed. Wolverhampton Health Action Zone. Johnson, M. P. (1995). Strikes Customer Satisfaction Survey.
I have supervised 4 PhDs to completion: Tsartsara, E. (2005). Womens emotional and behavioural response to pregnancy following miscarriage. Ivaldi, A. (2004). Musical ability and teenagers social identity: Are there benefits for instrument players? Reynolds, M. (2001). Development delay: Implications for children on the at risk register. Kilgour, L. (2000). Use of work-based exercise programmes to elevate occupational stress in Academics and I am currently supervising 5 Professional Doctorate research Students and 1 RHD Masters student. Furthermore I have been both internal and external examiner for a number of taught and research degrees detail of which are:
External Examiner Taught Degrees
2002 2005 MSc Health Psychology: University of Luton.
2002 2005 MSc Psychological Application: University of Luton.
Examiner Research Degrees
MPhil PhD MSc
Internal 2 3 9
External 1 3 3
Also I have been a reviewer for a number of grant award bodies.
- PhD, University of Teeside, 1997
- Bachelor of Science, Middlesex University
- Master of Science (Health Psychology), University of Teeside, 1995
- Death and Bereavement
- Men's Health
- Modelling Health Behaviour
- Reproductive Psychology
- Stress and Coping
My main research expertise is regarding the consequences of reproduction on negative and positive mental health outcomes. Within the I exam stress and both distress and Eustress, in addition to coping.
Further areas of study include mens health and mens health behaviour and coping with cancer
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
- Hunter Medical Research Institute
- PRC - Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health (CTNMH)
Award for Research Excellence
University of Teesside (United Kingdom)
Awarded Research distinction for excellence in research by University of Teessdie
International Infertility Congress, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
Royal Society of Medicine., United Kingdom (Conference Presentation - non published.)
Univerity of Luton, Australia (External Examiner.)
University of Hu, United Kingdom (Conference Presentation - non published.)
University of Luton, United Kingdom (External Reviewer - Departments.)
University of Bristol, United Kingdom (PHD Examiner.)
Postgraduate course development and management. Curriculum development
- Abnormal Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Models in Health PSychology
- Qualitative Methods
- Stress & Coping
Main teaching expertise includes: Modelling health behaviour, health psychology and abnormal psychology. The psychology of reproduction and qualitative research methods.