Judith Johnson is a Clinical Psychologist who is based at both the School of Psychology, University of Leeds, and the Bradford Institute for 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. Judith has experience of researching and working psychologically in a range of healthcare settings, including paediatric and adult hospital settings, outpatient mental health teams, forensic services and older adult dementia services.
Judiths research is focused upon understanding and supporting the development of wellbeing 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 wellbeing and resilience in supporting NHS staff performance. Some of her recent work suggests that when the wellbeing of healthcare staff is compromised, and burnout is elevated, quality and safety of care may suffer. She is currently involved in projects exploring these issues and developing resilience-based interventions in healthcare professionals and community groups.
Judith encourages enquiries from prospective 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 for Health Research, and to be part of a dynamic research group investigating patient safety and quality.