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Dr Amy Potts

Postgraduate Associate

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Dr Amy Johnson is a professional early career researcher with experience completing mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research projects. She completed her PhD in Social Work in 2020. Underpinned by a Critical Realist perspective (informed by complexity theory), this PhD developed a framework for the construction and evaluation of a web-based intervention for carers of individuals with schizophrenia and a psychosis disorder. 

Following this, Dr Johnson has worked as Senior Research Assistant on research projects focusing on improving hydration levels and the Quality of Life (QoL) of care home residents with dementia. She has also assisted in developing research projects within Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT), in particular EMHPs and a parent/carer support group. Presently, Dr Johnson is working within the Military Hub for Veteran and Families' Research on projects focusing on loneliness and social isolation experienced by military widows. 

Amy Potts

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Johnson has interests in the following research areas:

Carers and family members of individuals with schizophrenia or psychosis

Mental health

Online/web-based/digital interventions

Military widows

Health interventions

Mixed methods

Qualitative research

Complexity theory

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Hydration Interventions for older people living in residential and nursing care homes: overview of the literature, Cook, G., Hodgson, P., Thompson, J., Bainbridge, L., Johnson, A., Storey, P. Sep 2019, In: British Medical Bulletin
  • Online support: The potential of the internet as a means of supporting carers of individuals with enduring mental illness, Johnson, A. 1 Dec 2017, In: Psychreg Journal of Psychology

Further Information


Social Work PhD January 01 2018

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