Lucy Johnston

Lucy Johnston

Mrs Lucy Johnston

Research Fellow

Biography

A highly skilled researcher who has been involved in service review, evaluation and audit for 20 years. For ten years worked successfully as a self- employed researcher. This has included two extended periods of employment at Stirling University Cancer Care Research Centre and the University of the Highlands and Islands Centre for Rural Health. 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.

Proven technical skills in the utilisation of various research and evaluation methods and analysis. During projects for Scottish Charities and the Scottish Government undertaken desk research (for example Wild Things Review of Evaluation approaches to Forest Education), literature reviews (for example evidence relating to Shifting the Balance of Care for Scottish Government; Evaluation approaches in outdoor health interventions for Forestry Commission), data retrieval analysis and interpretation (for example hospital admission data for Forth Valley NHS; referral and throughput data for Renfrewshire Head Injury Service/Quarriers), face to face and telephone interviews, group discussions (for example with disability organisation representatives for Mapping Scotland’s Disability Sector for Scottish Government; individual interviews with people with cancer and their carer for Cancer Care Research Centre and interviews with older carers of adults with learning disabilities for Quarriers) and case studies (for example for Cairngorm Outdoor Access Trust I developed narrative case studies of walking group participant’s experiences and benefits). During these projects developed expertise in undertaking research with vulnerable groups including those diagnosed with cancer, people with dementia, adults with learning disabilities and older carers. In addition have worked with clinicians and other health and social care professionals both as research team members and research subjects.

Themes

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13 results

The implementation and impact of Holistic Needs Assessments for people affected by cancer: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature

Journal Article
Johnston, L., Young, J., & Campbell, K. (2019)
The implementation and impact of Holistic Needs Assessments for people affected by cancer: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13087
Objective: Globally, cancer services herald the use of Holistic Needs Assessments (HNA). Implementation is, however, heterogeneous. There is a need to understand what effect ...

Parallel Session: A showcase of realist synthesis - realist evaluation in healthcare and education research in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Somerville, S., Blane, D., Campbell, K., Hannah, J., Hyde, R., Johnston, L., …Sholl, S. (2019, May)
Parallel Session: A showcase of realist synthesis - realist evaluation in healthcare and education research in Scotland. Presented at 9th National Scottish Medical Education Conference

Best supportive care in advanced lung cancer—more than a label?

Journal Article
Bowden, J., Fenning, S., Marron, B., Macpherson, C., Boyce, S., Wardrope, V., …Johnston, L. (2018)
Best supportive care in advanced lung cancer—more than a label?. BMJ, 363, k5017. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5017
We should be accountable for delivering the right care in the right place for people nearing the end of life, say Jo Bowden and colleagues.

Protocol for a longitudinal mixed methods realist evaluation of holistic needs assessment and care planning for people affected by cancer

Journal Article
Johnston, L., & Campbell, K. (2018)
Protocol for a longitudinal mixed methods realist evaluation of holistic needs assessment and care planning for people affected by cancer. BMC Health Services Research, 18, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3373-6
Background: In 2012, approximately 14 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed. As a result of advances in treatment, screening and prevention programmes the number of peopl...

Transforming Care After Treatment Partnership, Integration and Co-ordination

Report
Campbell, K., & Johnston, L. (2018)
Transforming Care After Treatment Partnership, Integration and Co-ordination. Macmillan Cancer Support
This Bulletin presents the evidence and learning on the implementation of holistic needs assessment (HNA) within 11 completed local projects from the national evaluative persp...

How can national evaluators enhance evidence from local transformational change to influence policy and decision making?

Presentation / Conference
Johnston, L., Campbell, K., & Marron, B. (2017, April)
How can national evaluators enhance evidence from local transformational change to influence policy and decision making?. Poster presented at RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2017

Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) after treatment for colorectal cancer within outpatient clinics: using findings to improve practice and policies

Presentation / Conference
Johnston, L., Rodger, J., & Campbell, K. (2017, April)
Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) after treatment for colorectal cancer within outpatient clinics: using findings to improve practice and policies. Presented at RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2017
Introduction: Patients can be unprepared for the impact of cancer and treatment. A proportion have unmet needs. The Transforming Care after Treatment (TCAT) programme in Scotl...

Realistic and appreciative: developing a dual model of evaluation of ‘Transforming Care after Treatment’ programme in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Johnston, L., & Smith, S. (2017, April)
Realistic and appreciative: developing a dual model of evaluation of ‘Transforming Care after Treatment’ programme in Scotland. Poster presented at RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2017
Background: The Transforming Care after Treatment programme in Scotland (TCAT) aims to improve the after care for people living with and beyond cancer by focussing on improvin...

Follow up after cancer treatment: Improving access to supported self-management through testing of a GP led Active Inclusion Pathway

Presentation / Conference
Johnston, L., Bradshaw, S., Campbell, K., & Durie, R. (2016, November)
Follow up after cancer treatment: Improving access to supported self-management through testing of a GP led Active Inclusion Pathway. Poster presented at National Cancer Research Institute
Background The Transforming Care After Treatment (TCAT) programme aims to improve the aftercare for people living with and beyond cancer in Scotland. It is a partnership betwe...

Context, Circumstances and Concerns – the 3C’s in Cancer Follow Up and survivorship.

Presentation / Conference
Campbell, K., & Johnston, L. (2016, October)
Context, Circumstances and Concerns – the 3C’s in Cancer Follow Up and survivorship. Presented at European Oncology Nursing Society
Context, Circumstances and Concerns – the 3C’s in Cancer Follow Up and survivorship. Introduction The large scale Transforming Care after Treatment programme in Scotland (TCAT...