Johanne Turner

P/T Lecturer (Hrly) - Psychology

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I am a part time lecturer covering with a primary interest in research methods and in behavioural medicine.

I am also a qualified Psychiatric nurse with over 30 years experience.

I started my journey into higher education as a mature student, following the death of my husband, it's a journey that has taken me on many roads but this is now by far the best.

I enjoy running and wild swimming and have recently taken up paddle boarding. I also enjoy spending time with my two dogs and my new husband.

Professional memberships and activities

Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)


Academic qualifications

BSc (hons) Psychology Staffordshire University

Research interests

  • Social understanding of touch
  • BioPsychoSocial implications touch
  • Touch and behavioural medicine
  • Psychological interventions of touch
  • Touch hunger 
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021