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.
  • Perinatal clinical trials

 

UNIVERSITY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Co-Chair of the Department of Health Sciences Athena Swan Self Assessment Team
  • Chair of the Department of Health Sciences Conference Working Group
  • Department of Health Sciences Impact Coordinator
  • Department of Health Sciences Joint Public Engagement and Outreach coordinator
  • Member of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology Public Engagement and Outreach Committee
  • Department of Health Sciences Research Staff Advisor
  • Member of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology Early Career Researcher Development Group

  

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • 2017-2020: Lending a helping hand to very preterm infants: A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of sticky mittens for enhancing cognitive development from ages 3 to 15 months. Co-Investigator. Funded by Action Medical Research (£134,594). For a summary of the project see the website of Action Medical Research.
  • 2016-2020: Research on Children and Adults born Preterm (RECAP) for the call ‘SC1-PM-04–2016: Networking and optimising the use of population and patient cohorts at EU level. Co-Investigator. Funded by EU Horizon 2020 (EUR 9,713,230). [RECAP study website].
  • 2016-2019: EPICure2@11 - Outcome at 11 years for a national cohort of births between 22 and 26 weeks of gestation in England in 2006. Co-investigator. Funded by Medical Research Council (£1,212,049). [EPICure Study website
  • 2016-2017: Predicting school readiness for very preterm children: continuities with neonatal brain structure and executive function in infancy. Co-investigator. Funded by SPARKS Medical Research Charity (£59,919).
  • 2014-2018: 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). [TIGAR study website]
  • 2015-2018: 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 of the project see the website of Action Medical Research.
  • 2014-2020: 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]
  • 2012-2018: 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]

 

RECENTLY COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • 2012-2016: EPICure@19: The extremely preterm young adult - Co-investigator. Funded by Medical Research Council (£1,811,299). [EPICure Study website]
  • 2012-2014: 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]
  • 2011-2013: Understanding the nature and origins of mathematics learning disabilities in very preterm children: Implications for intervention: Premature Infants’ Skills in Mathematics (PRISM Study). Chief Investigator. Funded by Action Medical Research (£159,464). [Study website]
  • 2013-2016: Preterm Birth and Attention in Children (PATCH) Study. Co-investigator. PhD Studentship funded by ESRC & University of Nottingham. [PATCH Study website
  • 2010-2013: 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 (£116,000). [Study website]
  • 2011-2013: 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 (£177,925).
  • 2011-2014: 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 (£245,101).

 

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INVITED REVIEWS & CONTRIBUTIONS

 

EDITORIALS & REPORTS

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