Mr Alan Johnson

Research student

Career Summary


Alan Johnson is an Occupational Therapist with a creative arts background who trained in the UK, and currently works at Morisset Psychiatric Rehabilitation Hospital. He tries to use creativity and art in his everyday work and together with colleagues and consumers is trying to promote art and its use in recovery as much as possible.

He is currently embarking on a Masters to research the Arts In Recovery program.

AIR (Arts in Recovery) is a project which provides opportunities for consumers who experience mental illness to participate in workshops and exhibitions which promote and celebrate their skills and talent in visual arts. It also provides consumers with a place for social support and skills development whilst developing self-esteem and engaging the wider community to challenge stigma and develop a positive view of mental health. The AIR is facilitated by mental health consumers and a group of mental health workers from different settings: public mental health services and community organisations.


  • art as therapy
  • mental health
  • occupational therapy

Professional Experience

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
6/7/2009 -  Occupational Therapist Hunter New England Local Health District - Morisset Hospital
Occupational Therapy

Mr Alan Johnson

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