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Helen Johnson received a B.Ed (Hons) Primary from Aberdeen University in 1999 and went on to work as a primary school teacher specialising in early years education. She returned to university in 2005 and completed a B.Sc (Hons) Psychology at Coventry University before being accepted to train as an Educational Psychologist. In 2012 Helen graduated from the University of Birmingham with an Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate and subsequently worked as a Chartered Educational Psychologist in the West Midlands. Her research interests focus on the impact of cyberbullying and social media use for children and young people. In 2014 Helen returned to Coventry University as a Research Associate to work on a project focusing on evaluating the impact of technology based reading activities in schools.

Research Interests

The impact of cyberbullying; Educational Psychology Practice; Children and young people's use of the social media

Vision Statement

My research is concerned with factors that can impact on children and young people’s ability to succeed in education primarily focusing on their social and emotional needs. I am interested in how interacting with social media can result in positive and negative outcomes and how these are perceived by those around pupils including parents and educators. My most recent research has focused on exploring the views of educators in terms of the impact of cyberbullying in school settings. I am also interested in exploring the role and work of Educational Psychologists in schools and Local Authority settings.

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social media Social Sciences
educational psychology Social Sciences
orthography Social Sciences
literacy Social Sciences
childhood Social Sciences
Education Medicine & Life Sciences
SMS Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences

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Research Output 2016 2019

6 Downloads (Pure)

Teaching Assistants, Computers and Classroom Management

Johnson, H., McNally, S., Rolfe, H., Ruiz-Valenzuela, J., Savage, R., Vousden, J. & Wood, C., Jun 2019, In : Labour Economics. 58, p. 21-36 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Labor market outcomes

An Exploratory Study of Peer Supervision within an Educational Psychology Service

Johnson, H., 12 Jan 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Digital Childhoods and Literacy Development: Is Textspeak a Special Case of "Efficient Orthography"?

Wood, C. & Johnson, H., 10 Oct 2017, Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts. Blumberg, F. C. & Brooks, P. J. (eds.). Academic Press, p. 201-216 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


SEN support: A rapid evidence assessment

Carroll, J., Bradley, L., Crawford, H., Hannant, P., Johnson, H. & Thompson, A., Jul 2017, UK Government (Home Office). 106 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

SEN support: a survey of schools and colleges

Johnson, H., Carroll, J. & Bradley, L., Jul 2017, UK Government (Home Office). 77 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Activities 2013 2017

  • 4 Consultancy
  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

Special educational Needs in Schools and Colleges

Helen Johnson (Speaker)
11 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Educational Psychology

Helen Johnson (Consultant)
1 Apr 201731 Mar 2018

Activity: Consultancy

Educational Psychology

Helen Johnson (Consultant)
1 Apr 201631 Mar 2017

Activity: Consultancy

Educational Psychology

Helen Johnson (Consultant)
1 Apr 201531 Mar 2016

Activity: Consultancy

Educational Psychology

Helen Johnson (Consultant)
1 Apr 201431 Mar 2015

Activity: Consultancy