• 260 Citations
  • 5 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 evaluation of 'healthy lifestyle’ 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 exchange, and in mixed methods research.



Rebecca has been teaching since 2009. She currently teaches a range of Public Health topics at Coventry University, including globalisation and health, health improvement, and the realities of public health practice and implementation.  Rebecca has been teaching Mixed Methods Research 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 an Associate 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

  • 260 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
4 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

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
5 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
5 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

It’s hard to play ball: A qualitative study of knowledge exchange and silo effects in public health

Johnson, R., Grove, A. & Clarke, A., 2 Jan 2018, In : BMC Health Services Research. 18, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Downloads (Pure)

The difficult conversation: a qualitative evaluation of the 'Eat Well Move More' family weight management service

Johnson, R. E., Oyebode, O., Walker, S., Knowles, E. & Robertson, W., 21 May 2018, In : BMC Research Notes. 11, 1, 325.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Weights and Measures
Referral and Consultation
General Practitioners