Lucy Johnston

Lucy Johnston

Mrs Lucy Johnston

Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Lucy joined ENU with an established reputation in the design and delivery of applied research in health and social. She has been involved in health and social care service review, evaluation, research and audit for over 25years. Lucy has held research posts at NHS Lothian Health Council, Audit Scotland, Volunteer Development Scotland and prior to joining Napier was a self- employed researcher/research consultant. Clients included, Scottish National and Local Government and third sector social care organisations. She joined Edinburgh Napier University School of Health and Social Care in January 2014 as the lead Research Fellow for the five year Macmillan Funded National Evaluation of TCAT - Transforming Care After Treatment. Since 2019 Lucy has been leading a large portfolio of research and innovation projects focusing on care homes, residents and the wellbeing of staff. As part of this she is the Academic Lead for the current Care Home Data Platform SBRI Innovation Foundation Challenge: Technical Feasibility. This is a 2 phase challenge worth £200,000, funded by the Scottish Government, the Chief Scientific Office (CSO) and The Data Lab Innovation Centre through Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) and supported by the Scotland Can Do Innovation Funding Support Team.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • International Public Policy Observatory on COVID-19 (IPPO, 2021) on the mental wellbeing of staff in care homes
  • Invited contributor to EHRC round table for priority setting for health and social care (2020)
  • Covid-19 Register of Experts to support the Scottish Parliament in its scrutiny of Covid-19

 

Invited Speaker

  • Scottish Government Wellbeing Network
  • NHS Lothian Care Home Strategic Oversight Committee
  • Healthy Aging Innovation Cluster

 

Media Activity

  • Associate feature: The vast potential for Scotland’s care home sector that lies in data-led innovation

 

Date


36 results

Online Supportive Conversations and Reflection Sessions (OSCaRS): A Feasibility Study with Care Home Staff during the Pandemic

Journal Article
Johnston, L., Hockley, J., Watson, J., & Shenkin, S. D. (in press)
Online Supportive Conversations and Reflection Sessions (OSCaRS): A Feasibility Study with Care Home Staff during the Pandemic. International journal of practice-based learning in health and social care,
Care homes care for people with complex needs, supporting them to the end of life and are now being seen as the ‘de facto’ hospice. Reflective debriefing for care home staff h...

Practice based approaches to supporting the work related wellbeing of frontline care workers in care homes: A Scoping Review

Journal Article
Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockley, J., & Shenkin, S. D. (2021)
Practice based approaches to supporting the work related wellbeing of frontline care workers in care homes: A Scoping Review. Journal of Long-Term Care, 2021, 230-240. https://doi.org/10.31389/jltc.66
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need to ensure that strategic and operational approaches to retain high quality, resilient frontline care home workers are informed by...

Written Evidence to Independent Review of Adult Social Care Scotland

Report
Johnston, L. Written Evidence to Independent Review of Adult Social Care Scotland. Scottish Government

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Johnston, L. Written Evidence to Independent Review of Adult Social Care Scotland. Scottish Government
• The evidence presented here relates to four research studies conducted in relation to workforce resilience, burnout and support around death and dying in the care home secto...

Online Supportive Conversations & Reflection Sessions [OSCARS] with Care Home Staff Following A Resident’s Death: Improving Coping Mechanisms, Team Cohesion and Communication

Journal Article
Hockley, J., Johnston, L., Watson, J., & Shenkin, S. D. (2021)
Online Supportive Conversations & Reflection Sessions [OSCARS] with Care Home Staff Following A Resident’s Death: Improving Coping Mechanisms, Team Cohesion and Communication. Age and ageing, 50(supp 1), i12-i42. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afab030.63
Introduction COVID-19 Trauma Guidance suggests opportunities for structured, time-limited discussions about challenging experiences should be offered. It is unknown if such di...

Avoiding Burnout of the Care Home Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Sharing National Learning and Local Initiatives

Journal Article
Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockley, J., & Shenkin, S. D. (2021)
Avoiding Burnout of the Care Home Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Sharing National Learning and Local Initiatives. Age and ageing, 50(Suppl. 1), i12-i42. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afab030.62
Introduction COVID-19 in care homes has heightened the risk of staff burnout, undermining already problematic staff retention and low morale. There has been an associated prol...

Avoiding Burnout of Care Home Workforce

Report
Johnston, L., & Malcolm, C. (2021)
Avoiding Burnout of Care Home Workforce. Edinburgh: CSO
This small study focused on the resources available and used to support the wellbeing and mental health of frontline care workers (FCW) in care homes for older people. It had ...

Online Supportive Conversations and Reflection Sessions (OSCaRS): A Feasibility Studywith care home staff during the pandemic

Report
Johnston, L. (2021)
Online Supportive Conversations and Reflection Sessions (OSCaRS): A Feasibility Studywith care home staff during the pandemic. Edinburgh: CSO
A study in three cares homes was undertaken to assess the feasibility of providing online emotional support and practice-based learning on death/dying and end of life care dur...

Online Supportive Conversations and Reflective Sessions (OSCaRS) in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Presentation / Conference
Johnston, L., Shenkin, S., Hockley, J., & Watson, J. (2020, November)
Online Supportive Conversations and Reflective Sessions (OSCaRS) in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presented at BGS Autumn Meeting, Online

Avoiding burnout of the care home workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: sharing national learning and local initiatiatives

Presentation / Conference
Johnston, L., Malcolm, C., Rambabu, L., Hockley, J., & Shenkin, S. (2020, November)
Avoiding burnout of the care home workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: sharing national learning and local initiatiatives. Poster presented at BGS Autumn Meeting 2020, Online

Developing a Data & Innovation Platform for Care Homes In Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Johnston, L., Hockley, J., & Henderson, D. (2020, October)
Developing a Data & Innovation Platform for Care Homes In Scotland. Presented at EuGMS Congress 2020, Online
Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for reliable, real time data on the care of older people. We aimed to identify current data availabi...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Review of methods and research approached used to evaluate health interventions in natural environments. A contribution to the developing green space and health evidence base. With Aileen Marshall-Brown, February 2011
  • review of evidence to contribute to the debate on, and inform the development of, the policy on shifting the balance of care. Lucy Johnston, Clare Lardner and Ruth Jepson. Scottish Government Social Research 2008.
  • Engaging Disability Organisations: A Resource Guide to Engagement, Standards, Guidance and Tool Kits
  • o Engaging Disability Organisations: Mapping Scotland's Disability Organisations. Lucy Johnston, Clare Lardner, Anna Barton and Mike Martin. Scottish Government Social Research 2009
  • Missed Out, Missing Out. Learning disabled adults living in the family home. Quarriers, 2008
  • o Evaluation of the operation and impact of free personal care, Scottish Executive February 2007, Hexagon Research and Consulting, with Lucy Johnston
  • Growing up, going down: A preliminary comparison of services for children and adults with disabilities. Quarriers, 2005

Current Post Grad projects