Jo Johnson


PhD Student

Mood Disorders Research Group

Research Degree Students

Contact Details

tel: +44 (0)1905 542 328

Jo is a PhD student in the Moods Disorders Research Group at the University of Worcester.

Her main research interest is perinatal mental health. She is conducting mixed methods research into perinatal mental health referral decisions among midwives and health visitors.

Her supervisors are: 

Professor Lisa Jones and Professor Eleanor Bradley and Dr Lucy Hope.

Jo is very grateful to Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Worcester for funding her PhD.

Jo is a member of the Bipolar Disorders Research Network.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Jo worked as a Health Visitor in Worcester.



Registered Nurse, 1992, Gloucester School of Nursing and Midwifery 

Diploma in Advanced Nursing care (Oncology Nursing), 1994, University of West of England
Dip HM Midwifery, 1996, Worcester College of Higher Education
BSc (Hons) Advanced Professional Studies, 1997, University College Worcester
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2008, IBLCE, Manchester
Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor), 2011, University of Wolverhampton
MSc Primary Health Care Practice, 2013, University of Wolverhampton



Johnson, J. (2014) Understanding why parents disengage in child health surveillance reviews: A health visitor’s perspective. Journal of Health Visiting. 2(4): 214-220


October 2019: CPHVA annual conference at Harrogate conference centre: Poster Presentation - Understanding perinatal mental healthcare referral decisions among health visitors and midwives (awarded best poster presentation).

Johnson, J. (2017) Journal of Health Visiting Study Day 2017. Infant Development: Why parents disengage in child health surveillance reviews: A health visitor’s perspective. February 2017. National Conference Centre, Birmingham.