Judith Johnson is a clinical psychologist who is based at both the Institute of Psychological Sciences of the University of Leeds, and the Bradford Institute of Health Research. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2007. She was awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manchester in 2010, and a ClinPsyD (Clinical Psychology Doctorate) from the University of Birmingham in 2013. She has experience of researching and working psychologically in a range of settings, including paediatric and adult hospital settings, outpatient mental health teams, forensic services and older adult dementia services.
Johnson’s research is focused upon understanding and supporting the development of well-being and resilience, and how this can be applied in healthcare settings to improve treatments and service delivery. Judith is particularly interested in investigating the role of well-being and resilience in supporting NHS staff performance. Some of her current work focuses upon well-being and burnout in nurses and GPs, and how this relates to the safety and quality of care they feel able to provide. She is also interested in the promotion of optimal functioning in health staff teams, the management of medical errors, and the prevention and management of psychological disorders.
She strongly encourages enquiries from well-qualified students interested in PhD study in these areas. Students would have the opportunity to engage with both the University of Leeds and the Bradford Institute of Health Research, and to be part of a dynamic research group investigating patient safety and quality.
Credits: University of Leeds
Published: 24 May 2016
Last update: 28 July 2016