Dr Anne Johnson

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MA, Dip COT, RNMH, FETC, AFHEA.
  • Position:Faculty Lead for PPI Learning and Teaching/Senior Lecturer/Consultant Occupational Therapist/Macmillan Professional
  • Department:HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+4411732 88202

About me

With a passion for ensuring accessible and understandable health and social care for all I am the Faculty Lead for Patient and Public Involvment in Learning and Teaching. I am also a Consultant Occupational Therapist and Joint Clinical and Operational Lead of the Bath Centre for Fatigue Services, a Macmillan Professional and a Senior Lecturer at UWE. I am 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). I have an active interest and skills in work and vocational rehabilitation for those with long term conditions and also in ensuring effective PPI in research and clinical practice, AHP leadership and innovation in practice.

I currently represent the profession nationally at various fora including The James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership work with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists,  the Council for Allied Health Professions Research Strategy and Governance Committee and as a member of the AHP Expert Advisory Group for Macmillan Cancer Support. Previous work has been with the Department of Health and Department of Work and Pensions and the Council for Work and Health.

I have a keen interest in Occupational Science and the links between occupation, health and well-being. In my PhD I explored men's experiences of living with enduring fatigue and for my Masters, the work related experiences of people with a relatively rare diagnosis of scleroderma.

Area of expertise

With a passion for ensuring accessible and understandable health and social care for all, Anne is the Faculty lead for patient and public involvment in learning and teaching. She is also a Consultant Occupational Therapist and Joint Clinical and Operational Lead of the Bath Centre for Fatigue Services, a Macmillan Professional and a Senior Lecturer at UWE. Specialising in long term conditions, self-management with a particular interest in fatigue - in terms of CFS/ME and cancer related fatigue.

Publications:

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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