Brogan Johnston

Research student profile

Research degree: PhD programme
Start date: 2022
Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCID)0000-0001-6406-7210

Research summary

Project title: Complex PTSD and psychotic-like experiences in UK paramedics

The aim of my PhD project is to investigate the impact of repeated exposure to traumatic events and high stress on the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD (CPTSD), and psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) among UK paramedics. The study also seeks to explore protective factors such as social support, resilience and sense of coherence, as well as factors that mediate the occurrence of these conditions such as burnout. The research consists of four studies: a systematic review, a qualitative investigation, and two quantitative studies used to calibrate and validate a model to explain the relationship between these conditions and associated factors within the paramedic population. 

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Research Supervisor: Carolina Campodonico
Student: Brogan Johnston

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