Dr Martin Johnson

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

My main areas of research areas include reproductive health psychology, stress-related growth, health behaviour change and bariatric psychology.

Reproductive Health Psychology

My main research interest in this context is how couples cope with the consequences and outcomes of pregnancy, including miscarriage, perinatal death and of course childbirth.  I have conducted a 10 year study following the reproductive lives of 810 couples.

Stress-Related Growth

Stress related growth research explores if, and how, individuals get to a ‘better-off afterward state’ following trauma.  My particular interest is whether growth can be ‘encourage’ through cueing and exploring clinical applications in terms of trauma recovery.

Health Behaviour Change

In many areas of health behaviour change population based interventions have typically been unsuccessful, my research interest explores the theoretical underpinning of health promotion to try to better account for interventions impaction on actual change.

Bariatric Psychology

My research in this area explores the motivations for individuals to undertake bariatric surgery and explore psychological accounts for success/failure to change eating behaviour and also the psychological impact of obesity surgy on patients and their families.

Research Expertise
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

Teaching Expertise
Main teaching expertise includes: Modelling health behaviour, health psychology and abnormal psychology. The psychology of reproduction and qualitative research methods.

Administrative Expertise
Postgraduate course development and management. Curriculum development



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Teeside
  • Bachelor of Science, Middlesex University
  • Master of Science (Health Psychology), University of Teeside

Keywords

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Death and Bereavement
  • Health Psychology
  • Men's Health
  • Modelling Health Behaviour
  • Models in Health PSychology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Reproductive Psychology
  • Stress & Coping
  • Stress and Coping

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170199Psychology not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/09/2000 - 1/01/2005Lecturer in Health PsychologyBritish University
School of Psychology
United Arab Emirates
1/09/1997 - 1/09/2000Lecturer in Health PsychologyBritish University
School of Psychology
United Arab Emirates
1/01/1995 - 1/09/1997Lecturer in Health PsychologyBritish University
School of Psychology
United Arab Emirates

Awards

Distinction

YearAward
2007Award for Research Excellence
University of Teesside

Invitations

External Examiner

YearTitle / Rationale
2004External Examiner
Organisation: Univerity of Luton Description: External Examiner for Postgraduate Health Psychology Programmes

External Reviewer - Departments

YearTitle / Rationale
2007Reviewer
Organisation: University of Luton Description: External Reviewer for University of Luton BPS Accreditation

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
1998Invited Speaker
Organisation: Royal Society of Medicine. Description: Johnson, M. P. (1998). Men's experience of miscarriage: A long-term view. Royal Society of Medicine.
1998Invited Speaker
Organisation: International Infertility Congress Description: Johnson, M. P. (1998). The psychological impact of recurrent miscarriages on the father. International Infertility Congress, Spain.
1997Invited Speaker
Organisation: University of Hu Description: Johnson, M. P. (1997). Men's experience of miscarriage. Men having babies, University of Hull.

PhD Examiner

YearTitle / Rationale
2007Examiner
Organisation: University of Bristol Description: PhD Examiner
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (15 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Johnson MP, Richards JA, 'A Case for Theoretical Integration: Combining Constructs from the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Extended Parallel Process Model to Predict Exercise Intentions', Sage Open, 4 1-12 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1177/2158244014534830
2013Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Lewin T, 'Perceived risk associated with tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use among people with and without psychotic disorders', ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, 38 2246-2251 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.02.003Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsTerry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2012Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Lewin TJ, 'Attitudes and perceptions towards substances among people with mental disorders: A systematic review', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 126 87-105 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsAmanda Baker, Terry Lewin
2012Thornton LK, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Kavanagh D, Richmond R, et al., 'Reasons for substance use among people with mental disorders', Addictive Behaviors, 37 427-434 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsTerry Lewin, Brian Kelly, F Kaylambkin, Amanda Baker
2012Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Lewin TJ, 'Reasons for substance use among people with psychotic disorders: Method triangulation approach', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26 279-288 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsAmanda Baker, Terry Lewin, F Kaylambkin
2011Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Perceptions of anti-smoking public health campaigns among people with psychotic disorders', Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 4 110-115 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/17523281.2011.555066
CitationsScopus - 10
Co-authorsAmanda Baker, F Kaylambkin
2006Tsartsara E, Johnson MP, 'The impact of miscarriage on women's pregnancy-specific anxiety and feelings of prenatal maternal-fetal attachment during the course of a subsequent pregnancy: An exploratory follow-up study', Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 27 173-182 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01674820600646198
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 20
2006Johnson MP, Tsartsara E, 'Pregnancy concerns and the fear of miscarriage: a miscarriage-specific implication or a social fear of failing in terms of womanhood?', Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 3 197-226 (2006) [C1]
2004Johnson MP, Baker SR, 'Implications of coping repertoire as predictors of men's stress, anxiety and depression following pregnancy, childbirth and miscarriage: a longitudinal study', Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 24 87-98 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01674820412331282240
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 18
2002Morris N, Johnson M, 'Apocalyptic thinking, autonomy and sociotrophy', Psychological Reports, 90 1069-1074 (2002) [C1]
2002Jomeen J, Johnson MP, Tsartsara E, 'Women's experience of care at a specialised miscarriage unit: An interpretive phenomenological study [clinical effectiveness in nursing 6 (2), 2002, 55-65]', Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 6 150-151 (2002)
2002Tsartsara E, Johnson M, 'Women''s experience of a specialised miscarriage unit: An interpretive phenomenological study', Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 6 55-65 (2002) [C1]
2002Johnson MP, 'The implications of unfulfilled expectations and perceived pressure to attend the birth on men's stress levels following birth attendance: a longitudinal study', JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 23 173-182 (2002) [C1]
DOI10.3109/01674820209074670Author URL
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 21
2002Johnson M, 'An exploration of men''s experience and role at childbirth', Journal of Mens Studies, 11 165-182 (2002) [C1]
1996Johnson MP, Puddifoot JE, 'The grief response in the partners of women who miscarry', BRITISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 69 313-327 (1996)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 34
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Conference (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'Perceived harmfulness of tobacco, alcohol or cannabis use', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsF Kaylambkin, Amanda Baker
2012Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, ''I guess because sometimes cigarettes have been my only friend': Perceived positive effects of substance use', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsF Kaylambkin, Amanda Baker
2011Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, 'Presentation 4 - Harm perception and knowledge of substances among people experiencing symptoms of mental illness recruited from 'Facebook'', Drug and Alcohol Review, Hobart, Australia (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsAmanda Baker
2010Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, 'Attitudes, Knowledge and Reasons for Use of Tobacco among People with Psychotic Disorders: A Mixed Method Exploration', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme, Bath, UK (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAmanda Baker
2010Johnson MP, Richards J, Beehag N, Wheatle J, Thornton K, Johnson M, 'The impact of persuasive health imagery on health information retention, coping and vulnerability', Abstracts of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2009Fleming JL, Johnson MP, 'Can stress-related growth and negative outcomes co-occur in families dealing with infertility caused by cancer?', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
2009Fleming JL, Johnson MP, 'Sex differences in coping with the psychological sequalae of infertility in individuals living with cancer and their partner', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
2009Teal AC, Johnson MP, 'Postnatal depression: Women's explanations and understanding of why some women do not accept, or delay seeking help: An interpretative phenomenological study', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
2009Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, 'Reasons for tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use among people with psychotic disorders: A method triangulation approach', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsAmanda Baker
2009Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, 'Harm perceptions among people with psychotic disorders regarding tobacco, alcohol and cannabis: A mixed method exploration', Drug and Alcohol Review, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00123.x
Co-authorsAmanda Baker
2008Thornton LK, Baker AL, Johnson MP, Loughland CM, Lewin TJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, 'An exploration of drug attitudes and knowledge among people with psychotic disorders', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsTerry Lewin, F Kaylambkin, Amanda Baker, Carmel Loughland
2008Fleming JL, Johnson MP, 'Stress related growth and negative outcomes with families dealing with infertility caused by cancer: A co-occurrence model', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Fleming JL, Johnson MP, 'The role of social support satisfaction as a moderator of psychological distress in the context of cancer', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Fleming JL, Johnson MP, 'Sex differences in the impact of infertility on psychological distress in individuals living with cancer and their partner', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2006List PAD, Trueman M, Johnson MP, Baker SR, 'Investigating the relationship between dispositional optimism, perceived cancer risk and breast/testicular self-examination', Proceedings of the British Psychological Society V14, of The Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, University of Coventry, England (2006) [E3]
2006Tsartsara E, Johnson MP, 'Young adult women's perceptions of motherhood and involuntary childlessness: a focus groups study', Proceedings of the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece (2006) [E3]
2006Johnson MP, 'Stress-related growth following miscarriage: an interpretative phenomenological study', Proceedings of the 4th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine,, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E3]
2006Johnson MP, Wheatley JM, Bieto H, 'Australians' attitude to organ donation: is altruism enough?', Proceedings of the 4th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine,, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E3]
2005List PAD, Johnson MP, Baker SR, 'Investigating the relationship between anxiety and breast/testicular self-examination', British Psychological Society, V13 (2): Proceedings of The 2005 Quinquennial Conference, Manchester, UK (2005) [E3]
2005List PAD, Johnson MP, Baker SR, 'Health locus of control and coping responses as predictors of breast/testicular self-examination', British Psychological Society, V13(2): Proceedings of The 2005 Quinquennial Conference, Manchester, UK (2005) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$127,000

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20071 grants / $120,000

Co-occurrence of positive and negative affect following miscarriage?$120,000

Funding body: Economic and Social Research Council (UK)

Funding bodyEconomic and Social Research Council (UK)
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20061 grants / $7,000

A 10 year study of the psychological implications of reproductive history on men's psychological wellbeing$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Martin Johnson
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186564
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Positive and Negative Wellbeing of Parents of Children with Antisocial Behaviour Disorders
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2005Women's understanding of postnatal depression
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015The Case for Health Behaviour Model Comparison and Theoretical Integration: Comparing and Combining Predictions of Models in Order to Optimise the Prediction of Health Behaviours
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2012Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding Tobacco, Alcohol or Cannabis Use Among People With and Without Mental Disorders
Psychiatry, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Postnatal Depression: Women's Explanations and Understanding of Why Some Women Do Not Accept or Delay Seeking Help. An Interpretative Phenomenological Study
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Sole Supervisor
2007Use of work-based exercise programmes to elevate occupational stress in Academics.
Psychology, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2005Women's emotional and behavioural response to pregnancy following miscarriage.
Psychology, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2004Musical ability and teenagers' social identity: Are there benefits for instrument players?
Psychology, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2001Development delay: Implications for children on the at risk register.
Psychology, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Martin Johnson

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Psychology

Contact Details

Emailmartin.johnson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 8864
Fax(02) 4921 6980

Office

RoomAVLG21
BuildingAviation
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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