Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Course Leader for Criminology and Criminology with Policing

Department of Violence Prevention, Trauma and Criminology

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542899

Amy has been a lecturer at the University of Worcester for four years. Amy enjoys bringing real-world challenges and issues into her classroom and draws upon her experience of working with various client groups (homelessness, addictions, offending and domestic abuse) to demonstrate application. Specifically, Amy enjoys listening to her student’s ambitions and supporting them throughout their degree to reach their potential. Amy has been working with organisations across Worcestershire to ensure students have the best volunteer and work placement opportunities.

Amy enjoys researching offending behaviour and exploring how the criminal justice system is set up to support individuals with behavioural challenges and those who have a lower intellectual ability. Amy has an interest in the development of behaviour change interventions and evidence-based practice, particularly within the community and healthcare settings. Most recently, Amy is working on a large scale research project relating to the development of an integrated intervention targeting men in substance use treatment who perpetrate intimate partner abuse. Over the past twelve months, Amy has been delivering intimate partner violence and ADVANCE training all over the UK to practitioners at substance use services.


  • MSc Applied Psychology
  • BSc Psychology and Counselling
  • Postgraduate Certificate Teaching and Learning in Higher Education  (FHEA)

Teaching Interests

Amy is the Course Leader for Criminology and Criminology with Policing. She is the module leader for CRMN3002 Research Independent Studies and supervises both, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Amy enjoys teaching on offender management and rehabilitation modules and enjoys passing her passion for these subjects on to her students.

Modules Teaching

  • CRMN2104 – Delivering Rehabilitation
  • CRMN3002 – Independent Study
  • CRMN2002 – Theory, Research and Practice
  • CRMN3106 – Terrorism and Extremism
  • APHS3009 – Substance Use
  • SOCG2110 – Crime, Risk, Gender and Race

Research Interests

  • Offending behaviour and Rehabilitation
  • Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrator Programmes and their efficiency
  • Homelessness, Mental Wellbeing and Offending
  • Substance use and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Experiences of intimate partner abuse amongst LGBT population

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Psychological Society Membership
  • Associate Fellow Higher Education Authority

Recent Publications

Wilkinson, D.J.  and Johnson, Amy (2020) A systematic review of qualitative studies capturing the subjective experiences of Gay and Lesbian individuals’ of faith or religious affiliation. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1469-9737 (In Press)

Stephens-Lewis, Danielle, Johnson, Amy, Huntley, A., Gilchrist, Elizabeth, McMurran, M., Henderson, J., Feder, G., Howard, L.M. and Gilchrist, G. (2019) Interventions to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration by Men Who Use Substances: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Efficacy. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. ISSN 1524-8380 Online: 1552-8324 (In Press)

Radcliffe, P., Gadd, D., Henderson, J., Love, B., Stephens-Lewis, Danielle, Johnson, Amy, Gilchrist, Elizabeth and Gilchrist, G. (2019) What Role Does Substance Use Play in Intimate Partner Violence? A Narrative Analysis of In-Depth Interviews With Men in Substance Use Treatment and Their Current or Former Female Partner. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. ISSN Print: 0886-2605 Online: 1552-6518 (In Press)

Gadd, D., Henderson, J., Radcliffe, P., Stephens-Lewis, Danielle, Johnson, Amy and Gilchrist, G. (2019) The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse and Drug and Alcohol Dependency. The British Journal of Criminology, 59 (5). pp. 1035-1053. ISSN 1464-3529

Huntley, A., Stephens-Lewis, Danielle, Johnson, Amy, McMurran, M., Henderson, J., Gilchrist, Elizabeth, Howard, L., Feder, G. and Gilchrist, G. (2017) Determining the Efficacy of Interventions to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration by Men who Use Substances: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews.


Gilchrist, Elizabeth, Stephens-Lewis, Danielle, Johnson, Amy, Huntley, A., McMurran, M., Henderson, J., Howard, L., Feder, G. and Gilchrist, G. (2017) Determining the Efficacy of Interventions to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration by Men Who Use Substances: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. In: II European Conference on Domestic Violence, 6th -9th September 2017, Porto, Portugal. (Unpublished)

Henderson, J., Stephens-Lewis, Danielle, Johnson, Amy, Gadd, D., Dennis, F., Radcliffe, P., Love, B. and Gilchrist, G. (2017) English Substance-using Perpetrators' and Their Ex/Current Partners' Narratives of What Contributes to IPV. Findings from Qualitative Interviews. In: Lisbon Addictions Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, 24th - 26th October 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. (Unpublished)