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Biography

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.  I have been an invited speaker at a number of both national and international conferences. 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:

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Teeside, 07/07/1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Middlesex University
  • Master of Science (Health Psychology), University of Teeside, 07/07/1995

Research

Research keywords

  • Death and Bereavement
  • Men's Health
  • Modelling Health Behaviour
  • Reproductive Psychology
  • Stress and Coping

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

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170199Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified100

Awards

Distinction.

2007Award for Research Excellence
University of Teesside (United Kingdom)
Awarded Research distinction for excellence in research by University of Teessdie

Invitations

Invited Speaker
International Infertility Congress, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
1998
Invited Speaker
Royal Society of Medicine., United Kingdom (Conference Presentation - non published.)
1998
External Examiner
Univerity of Luton, Australia (External Examiner.)
2004
Invited Speaker
University of Hu, United Kingdom (Conference Presentation - non published.)
1997
Reviewer
University of Luton, United Kingdom (External Reviewer - Departments.)
2007
Examiner
University of Bristol, United Kingdom (PHD Examiner.)
2007

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Postgraduate course development and management. Curriculum development

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Models in Health PSychology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Stress & Coping

Teaching expertise

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

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]

It is published in the leading journal in the field of reproductive psychology. It adds to the theoretical knowledge on stress and provides evidence for the situational nature of stress response. The findings were used as a spring board for a successful grant application. Design and write-up

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]

It is published in the leading journal in the field of reproductive psychology. It is the first paper to identify how women, following a miscarriage, take deliberate steps to avoid bonding with the foetus Design and supervision of PhD student

Publications

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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]

Co-authors: Amanda Baker

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]
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]
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]

It is published in the leading journal in the field of reproductive psychology. It is the first paper to identify how women, following a miscarriage, take deliberate steps to avoid bonding with the foetus Design and supervision of PhD student

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]

It is published in the leading journal in the field of reproductive psychology. It adds to the theoretical knowledge on stress and provides evidence for the situational nature of stress response. The findings were used as a spring board for a successful grant application. Design and write-up

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]
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]
2002Morris N, Johnson M, 'Apocalyptic thinking, autonomy and sociotrophy', Psychological Reports, 90 1069-1074 (2002) [C1]
2002Johnson M, 'An exploration of men''s experience and role at childbirth', Journal of Mens Studies, 11 165-182 (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)
1996Johnson MP, Puddifoot JE, 'The grief response in the partners of women who miscarry', BRITISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 69 313-327 (1996)
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Conference (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]
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-authors: Amanda 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]
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-authors: Amanda Baker

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, 'Harm perceptions among people with psychotic disorders regarding tobacco, alcohol and cannabis: A mixed method exploration', Drug and Alcohol Review, 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-authors: Amanda Baker

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]
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, '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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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

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2007 (1 grants)

Co-occurrence of positive and negative affect following miscarriage?$120,000
Funding Body: Economic and Social Research Council (UK)

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$120,00020072007
GNo:18098438

2006 (1 grants)

A 10 year study of the psychological implications of reproductive history on men's psychological wellbeing$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Martin Johnson
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020062006
GNo:G0186564
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142022PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorBehind the Veil of Bliss: Experiences of Suicidality in the Perinatal Period
20142018PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorThe Design and Evaluation of Clinical Interventions to Increase the Occurrence of Stress-Related Growth
20102014PhD (Clinical Psychology)Principal SupervisorThe Case for Health Behaviour Model Comparison and Theoretical Integration: Comparing and Combining Predictions of Models in Order to Optimise the Prediction of Health Behaviours
20052007Masters Psychology
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorWomen's understanding of postnatal depression

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PhD (Psychiatry)Co-SupervisorAttitudes and Perceptions Regarding Tobacco, Alcohol or Cannabis Use Among People With and Without Mental Disorders
2011M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Sole SupervisorPostnatal Depression: Women's Explanations and Understanding of Why Some Women Do Not Accept or Delay Seeking Help. An Interpretative Phenomenological Study
2005PHD Psychology
University of Keele (UK)
Sole SupervisorWomens emotional and behavioural response to pregnancy following miscarriage.
2004PHD Psychology
University of Keele (UK)
Sole SupervisorMusical ability and teenagers social identity: Are there benefits for instrument players?
2001PHD Psychology
University of Wolverhampton
Sole SupervisorDevelopment delay: Implications for children on the at risk register.
1950PHD Psychology
University of Wolverhampton
Co-SupervisorUse of work-based exercise programmes to elevate occupational stress in Academics.
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Dr Martin Johnson

Work Phone(02) 4921 8864
Fax(02) 4921 6980
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPsychology
Office
AVLG21,
Aviation,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/martin-johnson
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/psychology/our_staff/johnson_martin.html