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Prof Martin Johnson
Prof Martin Johnson
postal addressMS 1.90, Mary Seacole Building, University of Salford, Gr Manchester, United Kingdom, M6 6PU.
telephone0161 295 2733
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2011 to present.
Profile Summary


Having retired from his full time post, Martin Johnson is now Emeritus Professor in Nursing and pursues academic interests in nursing history and nursing ethics.  He trained and practiced as a nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary completing his education at Manchester University. He has wide experience of nursing education most recently at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, England.

He was previously Professor and Head of Department at the University of Central Lancashire (1997 – 2001) and before that held substantive posts at the Universities of Manchester, Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam.

His Nursing Power and Social Judgement, Ashgate, Aldershot (1997) examined the social context of a hospital ward, offering insights into the way that nurses and their patients negotiate, or struggle, for the power to achieve their goals through judgemental labelling.  His book Research Ethics in the Real World (co-edited with Tony Long) published by Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone in January 2007 takes a consequential approach to real life research ethics and governance problems.

Martin has worked on funded projects into older people coping with loneliness and worked with the Universities of Dundee, Sheffield and Scottish NHS colleagues on an evaluation of fitness for practice and ‘flying start’ in Scotland.  Martin is doing fieldwork funded by Salford PCT and the Burdett Trust for Nursing in Nursing Homes in Salford examining educational and clinical issues of care at the end of life. In the 2008 exercise he was a member of the Research Assessment sub-panel for nursing and midwifery and acted again as a Research Excellence Framework Sub-Panel Member in the 2014 Exercise.  From 2003 to 2010 he was Editor in Chief of Nurse Education Today and has served as a member of the Royal College of Nursing Ethics Committee.

He was joint holder, with Natalie Yates-Bolton of an Erasmus/British Council Intensive Programme Award for ‘Huropel’ (Human Rights, Older People and End of Life Care) 99,000 Euros per year (approx). Two-week workshops were held in Salford in April 2011, the University of Saimaa, Lappeenranta, Finland, in April 2012 and the University of the auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France in 2013.

Martin is now joint-co-ordinator with Natalie Yates-Bolton and Elizabeth Collier of a European curriculum development project in postive dmentia care (POSADEM), working with Universities in Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Austria and the UK.

He is currently president of the Manchester Royal Infirmary Nurses' Fellowship. 

Key Qualifications
Key Projects
Investigating the delivery, organisation and supervision of care given by graduate nurses
General Nursing Council, £21,051.00.
Principal Investigator: M Johnson (80%). Co-Investigators: J Windle (10%), E Ball (10%).
A Study of End of Life Care Planning in Nursing/Care Homes in Salford and Trafford
Burdett Trust for Nursing, £49,912.00.
Principal Investigator: M Johnson (75%). Co-Investigators: I Jones (20%), T Williamson (5%).
Developing innovative educational course in cardiac care for BHF
British Heart Foundation, £54,549.00.
Investigators: M Johnson (50%), I Jones (50%).
"Saying Hello Each Day" - EXTENSION I
Age Concern Wigan Borough, £10,190.00.
Investigators: M Johnson (40%), S Shardlow (60%).
Older People's Experiences of Changed Appearance of Medication due to Generic Prescribing Practices
Greater Manchester PCT Alliance, £25,000.00.
Principal Investigator: T Williamson (85%). Co-Investigators: J Ryan (5%), S Pugh (5%), M Johnson (5%).
Evaluation of website and information services
Royal College of Nursing rehabilitation and Intermediate care nursing forum, £3,500.00.
Investigators: C Haigh (50%), M Johnson (50%).
Equity Audit of Health Care Provision in the Rochdale MBC
Rochdale PCT, £14,193.00.
Investigators: M Johnson (50%), T Long (50%).
"Saying Hello Each Day"
Age Concern Wigan Borough, £87,303.00.
Investigators: S Shardlow (60%), M Johnson (40%).
Review of Education and Training on Inter-Agency Working
General Social Care Council, £65,450.00.
Investigators: T Long (20%), D Race (10%), S Shardlow (50%), M Johnson (20%).
Is psychological support of benefit to the relatives of patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation?
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre NHS Trust, £3,408.00.
Investigators: M Johnson (10%), I Jones (90%).
Evaluating the Bury and Rochdale Health Action Zone
Bury and Rochdale NHS Trust, £20,000.00.
Investigators: M Johnson (50%), M Boaden (50%).
Action Research and Breastfeeding
Department of Health, £20,000.00.
Investigators: M Johnson (10%), M Price (90%).
Evaluation Study - Critical Care Skill Mix Developments
Greater Manchester Education Consortium, £50,000.00.
Investigators: M Johnson (40%), A Long (10%), P Ormandy (40%), C Hulme (10%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Reports for External Bodies
Key Presence
Conference Organisation

Two day international conference in association with the University of the Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand and other stakeholders such as Age UK, the Alzheimer's Society and people living with dementia.


The Third International Nursing Education Conference. Co-chair with Karen Holland