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 
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021