• 277 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Research Interests

Rebecca's research interests lie in the intersection of public health practice, epidemiology and the social sciences. She focusses on three areas of study: mixed methods data integration; the implementation and evaluation of health interventions, and knowledge mobilisation: the movement of research knowledge into active use.

Rebecca has published numerous articles in Public Health including child obesity, mental wellbeing, health intervention effectiveness and implementation, knowledge mobilisation in health services, and in mixed methods research.



Rebecca is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. Rebecca has been conducting research in Public Health since 2008, working at Warwick Medical School and as an NIHR Research Fellow as part of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, West Midlands (CLAHRCs). She began teaching in 2009 and is now Co-Dirtector of the BSc Public Health (hons) at Coventry University. She teaches on topics including globalisation and health, global health governance, introduction to communicable and non-communicable disease, health improvement, public health practice and implementation and research methods.  A particular area of interest for Rebecca is Mixed Methods. which she has taught since 2014.  She led the Mixed Methods for the Health Sciences module at Warwick Medical School from 2015-2019, and has delivered numerous mixed methods workshops in the UK and Ireland. Rebecca founded and co-ordinated the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Interest group at the University of Warwick from 2015-2019. She has won awards for her innovative approach to Mixed Methods teaching and was Highly Commended in the 2018 Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence.

She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Sciences, Doctorate, University of Warwick

Public Health, MSc, University of Warwick

Sociology, Degree

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 277 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
1 Downloads (Pure)

Communicating biopsy results from breast screening assessment: current practice in English breast screening centres and staff perspectives of telephoning results

Williamson, S., Johnson, R., Sandhu, H., Ellard, D., Jenkins, J., Casey, M., Kearins, O. & Taylor Phillips, S., 7 Nov 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 11, 8 p., e028683.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
8 Downloads (Pure)

Communication of cancer screening results by letter, telephone or in person: A mixed methods systematic review of the effect on attendee anxiety, understanding and preferences

Williamson, S., Patterson, J., Crosby, R., Johnson, R., Sandhu, H., Johnson, S., Jenkins, J., Casey, M., Kearins, O. & Taylor Phillips, S., Mar 2019, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 13, p. 189-195 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Early Detection of Cancer
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Conveying troublesome concepts: Using an open-space learning activity to teach mixed-methods research in the health sciences

Johnson, R., Murphy, M. & Griffiths, F., 1 May 2019, In : Methodological Innovations. 12, 2, 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
health science
teaching aids
teaching materials

Evaluation of earlier versus later dietary management in long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase or mitochondrial trifunctional protein deficiency: a systematic review

Fraser, H., Geppert, J., Johnson, R., Johnson, S., Connock, M., Clarke, A., Taylor-Phillips, S. & Stinton, C., 15 Nov 2019, In : Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 14, 18 p., 258.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
3-Hydroxyacyl-CoA Dehydrogenase
Mitochondrial Trifunctional Protein
6 Citations (Scopus)

Pillar Integration Process: A Joint Display Technique to Integrate Data in Mixed Methods Research

Johnson, R. E., Grove, A. L. & Clarke, A., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 13, 3, p. 301-320 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mixed Methods
health science