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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

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

  • Lost in translation? Paradigm conflict at the primary-secondary care interface

    Johnston, J. L. & Bennett, D., 01 Jan 2019, In : Medical Education. 53, 1, p. 56-63 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Advance HE Aurora Leadership Programme

    Jenny Johnston (Recipient), 17 Sep 2019

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Annual Celebration of Excellence 2013

    Jenny Johnston (Recipient), 03 May 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best research project with students

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

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    GP Academic and Research Training Scheme

    Jenny Johnston (Recipient), 01 Aug 2007

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Activities

    Advice NI: menopause

    Jenny Johnston (Advisor), Helen Reid (Advisor)
    Jan 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesCPD delivery/organisation of courses for externals (in kind)

    BMC Medical Education (Journal)

    Jenny Johnston (Peer reviewer)
    20192020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    DEMEC (Manchester, England)

    Grainne Kearney (Speaker), Jenny Johnston (Contributor), Helen Reid (Contributor), Gerard Gormley (Contributor)
    02 Dec 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Scholarly Educational Research Meeting (SERN) Conference (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

    Grainne Kearney (Speaker), Jenny Johnston (Advisor), Nigel Hart (Advisor), Gerard Gormley (Advisor)
    06 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    1919 Flu Pandemic Seminar, Áras an Uachtaráin

    Jenny Johnston (Participant)
    31 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course