Professor Martin Johnson

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole Building MS1.90

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Current positions

Emeritus Professor in Nursing


Now emeritus professor in nursing at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK, Martin’s Nursing Power and Social Judgement, Ashgate, Aldershot (1997) and his book Research Ethics in the Real World (co-edited with Tony Long) published by Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone in 2007 examine the context in which nurses and other health professionals make ethical decisions of various types. From 2003 to 2010 he was Editor in Chief of Nurse Education Today and a member of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Sub-panel 3 (Allied Health, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy). Martin has recently co-authored guidance on Venesection in Haemochromatosis and acts as an ambassador and patient advocate for Haemochromatosis UK, Lymphoma Action and the Lymphoma Coalition (Europe).


  • Qualitative Research
  • Research Ethics

Research Interests

  • Patient advocacy in haematological disorders
  • Health care ethics
  • End of life care

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 1993 PhD, University of Manchester
  • 1983 MSc in Nursing, University of Manchester
  • 1981 Diploma in Advanced Nursing Studies, University of Manchester
  • 1978 Diploma in Nursing (Distinction) University of London
Professional Qualifications
  • 1980 RMN (Now RN), University Hospital of South Manchester
  • 1975 ENB Intensive Care Course (100)
  • 1974 SRN (Now RN), Manchester Royal Infirmary


  • RCN Research Society
  • RCN History of Nursing Forum, Member
  • International Editorial Board Nurse Education Today
  • Haemochromatosis UK Clinical Advisory Group
  • Lymphoma Coalition Europe Community Advisory Board