Samantha Johnson

Developmental Psychologist

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Samantha Johnson

CONTACT DETAILS

Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
Centre for Medicine
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5798

Email: sjj19@leicester.ac.uk

Link to my other pages: ResearchGate; Athena Swan profile

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cognitive, educational and psychological outcomes following preterm birth
  • The impact of preterm birth on schools and education professionals.
  • Development and evaluation of interventions to improve long-term outcomes in high-risk populations.
  • Neurodevelopmental outcome assessment.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Tracking the impact of gestational age on health, educational and economic outcomes: a longitudinal record linkage study (TIGAR) - Co-investigator. Funded by Medical Research Council (626,817).
  • Mathematics learning disabilities from childhood to adolescence: New evidence & intervention for very preterm children - Chief Investigator. Funded by Action Medical Research (£217,490). [PRISM study website] For a summary see the website of Action Medical Research.
  • EPICure@19: The extremely preterm young adult - Co-investigator. Funded by Medical Research Council (£1,811,299). [EPICure Study website]
  • Outcome after Selective Early Closure of Ductus Arteriosus in Extremely Preterm Babies (Baby-OSCAR Trial) - Co-investigator. Funded by NIHR Health Technology Assessment (£2,412,174).[Baby-OSCAR study website]
  • A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of two rates of daily increment of enteral feeding to prevent late-onset invasive infection in very preterm or very low birth weight infants. Speed of Increasing Milk Feeds Trial (SIFT) - Co-investigator. Funded by NIHR Health Technology Assessment (£2,711,683). [SIFT Study website]
  • Preterm Birth and Attention in Children (PATCH) Study. Co-investigator. Funded by ESRC & University of Nottingham. [PATCH Study website]

 

RECENTLY COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • The impact of premature birth on mathematics achievement and schooling. Preterm Birth: Impact on Education (PrIME Study) - Co-investigator. Funded by The Nuffield Foundation (£126,645). [Study website]
  • Understanding the nature and origins of mathematics learning disabilities in very preterm children: Implications for intervention: Premature Infants’ Skills in Mathematics (PRISM Study) – Principal Investigator. Funded by Action Medical Research (2011-2013). [Study website]
  • Development and evaluation of a multimedia parenting intervention to promote motor development in infants born very preterm: Helping Our Premature infants on to better motor skills (The HOP-On Study) – Co-investigator. Funded by Action Medical Research (2010-2013). [Study website]
  • Postnatal brain growth and early infancy outcomes as biomarkers in very preterm children (UCH-PDP Study) - Co-investigator. Funded by SPARKS The Children's Medical Research Charity (2010-2012).
  • The hidden risks of preterm birth: How should we follow-up vulnerable babies? Late and Moderate preterm Birth Study-II (LAMBS-II) - Co-investigator. Funded by NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (2012-2014)

 

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EDITORIALS & REPORTS

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