Dr Maxine Johnson RGN, BSc, MSc, PhD

Honorary Research FellowMaxine Johnson

Section of Public Health
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

email : m.johnson@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0003-0850-234X


I have now retired from the University of Sheffield, having previously worked as a Research Fellow in the Section of Public Health, ScHARR. I currently hold an Honorary Research Fellow appointment in ScHARR until Decembr 2019.

I have a background in nursing, working mainly in the field of Oncology until 2003. I have a BSc (Hons) Psychology which inspired my interest in health related research. In 2003 I began working at ScHARR, and was awarded an MSc in Health Services Research in 2005.  I completed a PhD by publication in ScHARR in 2013.

I have been involved in projects for the Department of Health, the Service Delivery Organisation programme, the Leverhulme Trust, Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium, The National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE), NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA and HS & DR programmes) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).  I have collaborated with organisations such as the Public Health England and Ambulance Service Trusts.

Research Interests

My research interests include the organisation of health care delivery. In particular, I have been involved in qualitative evaluations of health care from the patient and provider perspective. I have a particular interest in the prevention and self-management of obesity and chronic illness.

I was involved in synthesising evidence for public health guidance for NICE and am currently part of a team of reviewers working on a suite of evidence sytheses for a HS & DR programme.  I am also involved in primary qualitative research, for example recently I used ethnographic methods to explore influences on decision making in the Ambulance Service.

Teaching Interests

I am involved in teaching research methods for the Masters in Public Health.  I supervise two PhD students and MSc student dissertation students.

Current Projects

I have recently completed an MRC secondment with Public Health England identifying ways to address obesity in secure mental health units.  I am carrying out primary qualitative work with the Nourishing Start for Health (NOSH) team and I am about to work on an NIHR funded evidence synthesis assessing New Models of Care.

Key publications

Relton C, Strong M, Renfrew M, Thomas K, Burrows J, Whelan B, Whitford H, Scott E, Fox-Rushby J, Anokye N, Sanghera S, Johnson M, Easton S, Walters S. A cluster randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive for mothers to improve breastfeeding in areas with low breastfeeding rates: The NOSH study protocol. BMJ Open 2016; 6: e010158.

Baxter S, Johnson M, Payne N, Buckley-Woods H, Blank L, Hock E, Daley A, Taylor A, Pavey T, et al. Promoting and maintaining physical activity in the transition to retirement: a systematic review of interventions for adults around retirement age. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2016; 1 (13) ID. 10.1186/s12966-016-0336-3

Johnson M, Baxter S, Blank L, Cantrell A, Brumfitt S, Enderby P, Goyder E. The state of the art in non-pharmacological interventions for developmental stuttering. Part two: qualitative evidence synthesis of views and experiences. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 2016; 51 (1) 3-17

Baxter S, Johnson M, Blank L, Cantrell A, Brumfitt S, Enderby P, Goyder E. The state of the art in non-pharmacological interventions for developmental stuttering. Part one: systematic review of effectiveness. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 2015 50 (5); 676-718

O’Hara R., Johnson M., Siriwardena AN., Weyman A., Turner J., Shaw D., Mortimer P., Newman C., Hirst E., Storey M., Mason S., Quinn T., Shewan J. A qualitative study of systemic influences on paramedic decision making: care transitions and patient safety. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2015; Vol. 20(Suppl. 1): 45–53

Stevens J.W, Khunti K, Harvey R, Johnson M, Preston L, Buckley Woods H, Davies M, Goyder E. Preventing the progression to Type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults at high risk: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of lifestyle, pharmacological and surgical interventions. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2015: 107; 320-331

Maxine Johnson, Roy Jones, Crystal Freeman, Helen Buckley Woods, Michael Gillett, Nick Payne, Elizabeth Goyder.
Can diabetes prevention programs be translated effectively into real world settings and still deliver improved outcomes  A synthesis of evidence.
(2013) Diabetic Medicine  30, 3-15.

M.Johnson, E. Everson-Hock, R.Jones, H.Buckley-Woods, E.Goyder, N.Payne.
What are the barriers to primary prevention of type 2 diabetes in black and minority ethnic groups in the UK? A qualitative evidence synthesis.
(2011) Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 93:150-8

F.Campbell, M. Johnson, J.Messina, L.Guillaume,L.Goyder.
Behavioural interventions for weight management in pregnancy: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative data.
(2011) BMC Public Health 11:491

M. Johnson, R. Jackson, L. Guillaume, P. Meier, E. Goyder.
Barriers and facilitators to implementing screening and brief intervention for alcohol misuse: a systematic review of qualitative evidence
(2010) Journal of Public Health doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdq095

Chilcott J, Tappenden P, Rawdin A, Johnson M, Kaltenthaler E, Papaioannou D, Shippam A.
Avoiding and identifying errors in health technology assessment models: qualitative study and methodological review.
(2010) Health Technology Assessments 14 (25)

M.Johnson, S. Goodacre, A.Tod, S.Read.
Patients´ opinions of acute chest pain care: A qualitative evaluation of Chest Pain Units
(2009) Journal of Advanced Nursing: 65(1)120-129

Johnson M, Newton P, Goyder E.
Patient and professional perspectives on prescribed therapeutic footwear for people with diabetes: A vignette study.
(2006) Patient Education and Counselling: 64 167-72

Johnson M, Baird W, Goyder E.
Understanding issues involved in the transfer of diabetes care to general practice: The patient perspective. (2006) Quality in Primary Care: 14 247-52

Johnson M, Newton P, Jiwa M., Goyder E.
Meeting the educational needs of people at risk of diabetes-related amputation: a vignette study with patients and professionals.
(2005) Health Expectations : 8, 324-33

Johnson M, Goyder E.
Changing roles, changing responsibilities and changing relationships:an exploration of the impact of a new model for delivering integrated diabetes care in general practice.
(2005) Quality in Primary Care : 13 85-90