Professor Bridget Johnston
Professor Bridget Johnson holds the post of Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. This a joint post between the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Bridget has a clinical, educational and research background in palliative care. She graduated with her PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2002. Bridget was a Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care and co-lead of the Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care at University of Nottingham from 2013-April 2016.
Bridget’s clinical role with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde includes leading on aspects of end of life and bereavement care; supporting nurses to integrate and implement evidenced base practice and building clinical academic careers. Bridget’s research has centred on self-care and advanced cancer, telehealth and palliative care symptom management in palliative care and laterally developing and testing interventions related to dignity and end of life care. Bridget supports a number of PhD students doing palliative care studies.
Bridget was Chair of the Palliative Care Research Society from 2008-2011 and was Chair of Palliative Care Congress in 2012. Bridget was appointed as a Patron of Macmillan Cancer Support Alumni in 2015.
Bridget is co-chair with Scott Murray of the newly formed Scottish palliative care research forum from 2016. Bridget is Section editor BMC Nursing and Section Editor (end of life care) Current opinions in Supportive and Palliative Care.
Bridget tweets as @BridgetJohnst and co-hosts a palliative/end of life twitter group @Weeolc with Sarah Russell (Hospice UK) and Laura Middleton-Green University of Bradford.