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20102020

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Personal profile

Interests

As a practising GP and medical educationalist, my research utilises education as a means to bring about social change. Using explorations of language, my work makes visible unseen power dynamics within healthcare and healthcare education.

Working within sociocultural and critical frameworks, I have wide experience of qualitative methodologies. Current favourites include critical discourse analysis (after Gee) and institutional ethnography. I draw on theorists including Paolo Freire, Antonio Gramsci, Dorothy Holland and Dorothy Smith.

Leading a dynamic young research group with international success, I extend a warm welcome to anyone from any background interested in undertaking healthcare education research with a social justice agenda in mind.

Achievements

Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME): Best Research Paper of the Year Award, Winner 2016

Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME): Best Research Paper of the Year Award, Runner-up 2016

Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science Award for Excellence in Medical Education Research, 2013

Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) New Researcher Award Runner-up Prize, 2010

Teaching

I bring my experience as a clinician to bear on my teaching, using a primary care perspective and generalist skills, to work with students towards a nuanced understanding of care paradigms and health inequalities. My teaching and research work are dialogic, employing social learning theories and critical pedagogy in the construction and delivery of teaching programmes.

Other

British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) editorial committee (2015-present). 

ASME Educational Research Group (2014-15)

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year Panel (2011-12)

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Research Output

"Get real": promoting 'unstandardizable' real patients in OSCEs

Kearney, G., Johnston, J., Hart, N. & Gormley, G., 20 Apr 2020, In : Canadian Medical Education Journal. 11 , 2, p. e193-4

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access

How to … be reflexive when conducting qualitative research

Barrett, A., Anu, K. & Johnston, J., Feb 2020, In : The Clinical Teacher. 17, 1, p. 9-12 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Into the uncanny valley:simulation versus simulacrum?

    Johnston, J. L., Gormley, G. J., Kearney, G. P. & Reid, H., 20 Apr 2020, In : Medical Education.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Raising critical consciousness: introducing social justice to generalist clinical teaching

    Johnston, J., Manca, A., Pope, L., Reid, H. J. & Whitehead, C., 20 Apr 2020, In : Canadian Medical Education Journal. 11, 2, p. e17

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

    Open Access

    Toolkit to help students turn failure into success

    Cullen, K. & Johnston, J., 14 Feb 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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    Prizes

    Advance HE Aurora Leadership Programme

    Johnston, Jenny (Recipient), 17 Sep 2019

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Annual Celebration of Excellence 2013

    Johnston, Jenny (Recipient), 03 May 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Best research project with students

    Corrigan, Mairead (Recipient), Johnston, Jenny (Recipient), Kieran McGlade (Recipient) & Clare Thomson (Recipient), 17 Jul 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    GP Academic and Research Training Scheme

    Johnston, Jenny (Recipient), 01 Aug 2007

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Activities

    The Irish Doctoral Education Academy (IDEA) Annual Conference (Dublin, Ireland)

    Grainne Kearney (Speaker), , Jenny Johnston (Advisor), , Nigel Hart (Advisor), & Gerard Gormley (Advisor)

    20 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Researching Medical Education (textbook) (Event)

    Jenny Johnston (Peer reviewer)

    2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Clinical Academic Training Programme Appointment Panel (External organisation)

    Jenny Johnston (Advisor)

    Oct 2019Jan 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    BMC Medical Education (Journal)

    Jenny Johnston (Peer reviewer)

    20192020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Summer School: Understanding Discourse Analysis [invited workshop]

    Jenny Johnston (Invited speaker)

    09 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Thesis

    Awakening Critical Consciousness in General Practice teaching: Towards a Philosophy of Praxis

    Author: Manca, A., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Hart, N. (Supervisor), Johnston, J. (Supervisor) & Gormley, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    What counts and who is accountable? An institutional ethnographic account of OSCEs

    Author: Kearney, G., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Johnston, J. (Supervisor), Hart, N. (Supervisor) & Gormley, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy