Johanna is a PhD student at University of Brighton. She is a health psychologist who has eight years of experience in the healthcare sector, explicitly delivering psychological support, behaviour change in areas of psych-oncology, palliative care, and intensive care unit. She has been interested in understanding psychology and behaviour behind the digital health. Currently, she is developing a unified framework using digital health frameworks and sustainability principles to evaluate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) used for behaviour change in primary care health promotion in the UK.
Johanna holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Health psychology (Westminster university) and graduated in psychology (Santo Tomas University). During her MSc degree she did a research about exploring the general public's attitudes towards sexual health chatbots in the UK. Additionally, She worked at Colsubsidio 127 Oncology clinic and SIMMON charity for cancer patients in Bogota-Colombia. She was health psychologist practitioner and volunteer at Barts Health NHS Trust, and enrolled as a volunteer at Macmillan cancer support in London.
Areas of expertise include developing behaviour change strategies to improve health care and wellbeing. Psycho-oncology, end-of- life care, psychological approach - palliative care. Currently building her knowledge in digital health and sustainability.
- Digital health technology (evaluation, development of tools)
- Behaviour chage through technology
- Health promotion
- Sustainable digital health technology
Master, University of Westminster
24 Sep 2019 → 15 Sep 2020
Award Date: 7 Oct 2020
Bachelor, Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogota
2 Feb 2011 → 30 Nov 2016
Award Date: 30 Nov 2016
PhD, University of Brighton
3 Oct 2022 → …
- RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
- Health promotion
- health psychology
- Health inequalities
- health and social care
- Technology evaluation
- TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
- Sustainble behaviour change
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