Dr Anne Johnson

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MA, Dip COT, RNMH, FETC, AFHEA.
  • Position:Senior Lecturer/Consultant Occupational Therapist/Research Fellow
  • Department:HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+4411732 88202

About me

An experienced therapist having worked in general medicine, traumatic brain injury and neurorehabilitation, orthopaedics, cardiac rehabilitation, rheumatology - with a special interst in conncective tissue disorders including scleroderma and SLE, chronic pain and also chronic fatigue - linked to all of the above but with specialist skills in managing CFS/ME and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome and also Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF) in cancer survivors. Active interest and skills in work and vocational rehabilitation for those with long term conditions and also in AHP leadership and innovation in practice.

Represents and has represented the profession nationally including work with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists,  Department of Health and Department of Work and Pensions, Council for Occupational Health and Wellbeing and Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR).  

Keen interest in Occupational Science and the links between occupation, health and well-being. Anne's PhD explored men's experiences of living with enduring fatigue.

Area of expertise

A Consultant Occupational Therapist and Joint Clinical Lead of the Bath Centre for Fatigue Services. Also a Macmillan Professional and a Senior Lecturer at UWE. Specialising in long term conditions management with a particular interest in fatigue - in terms of CFS/ME and cancer related fatigue.


Johnson, A. (2017) Exploring the experiences and occupations of men with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) using a Gadamerian interpretive phenomenological framework. PhD, University of the West of England. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/29916


Densham, S., Williams, D., Johnson, A. and Turner-Cobb, J.M. (2016). Enhanced psychological flexibility and improved quality of life in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 88, pp. 42-47.


Smythe, A., Williams, A. and Johnson, A. (2015). Exploring patients' expectations of an interdisciplinary, cancer related fatigue and life style management programme: an audit of findings. In 'Occupational Science European Conference'. Bournemouth, September, 2015.


Johnson A. (2015). 'Experiences of men with C.F.S. /M.E.: an interpretive phenomenological study'. In 'Occupational Science European Conference'. Bournemouth, September, 2015.


Rutkowska J. and Johnson A. (2013). How might Occupational Therapists contribute to vocational rehabilitation for cancer survivors? In 'Macmillan Professionals Conference'. Manchester, November, 2013.


Johnson A. (2011). Work Experiences of People with Scleroderma. In 'VRA UK Conference'. University of London, Royal Holloway, London, June, 2011.




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