Jamie Johnson


26th November 2016:

Reef Conservation UK (RCUK)

Oral presentation:

Morgan KM, Perry CT, Johnson JA, Smithers SG. Evidence of coral resilience during the recent ENSO-induced warming on the turbid-zone reefs of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia

18th June 2016:

International Coral Reef Symposium (ISRS)

Oral presentation:

Johnson, J.A., Perry, C.T., Smithers, S.G., Morgan, K.M., and Johnson, K.G. Coral community change on a turbid-zone reef complex: developing baseline records for the central Great Barrier Reef's nearshore coral reefs.

Attended workshop:

Coral Reef Conservation through Transformational Education

18th April 2016:

European Geoscience Union (EGU)

Oral presentation:

Johnson, JA., Perry, CT., Smithers, SG., Morgan, KM., and Johnson, KG. Coral community change on a turbid-zone reef complex: developing baseline records for the central Great Barrier Reef’s nearshore coral reefs.

Poster presentation:

Johnson, JA., Perry, CT., Smithers, SG., and Morgan, KM. Benthic foraminifera baseline assemblages from a coastal nearshore reef complex on the central Great Barrier Reef.

6th December 2014:

Reef Conservation UK (RCUK)

Oral presentation:

Johnson, J.A., Perry, C.T., Smithers, S.G., Johnson, K.G., and Morgan, K.M. Exploring long-term records of coral community development under conditions of very high terrigenous sediment influence.

27th August 2014:

Quaternary Research Association (QRA) Postgraduate Symposium

Member of the organising committee.

Graduate School Skills Workshops

5th November 2015:

CVs and covering letters (for academia and beyond)

26th November 2014:

How to market your PhD to Employers

21st November 2014:

Public Engagement (STEMM)

31st March 2014:

An Introduction to ‘R’

13th November 2013:

Publishing your research in journals

8th November 2013:

Tackling a doctoral Literature Review

29th May 2013:

Using Posters to Communicate your Research

9th May 2013:

Research Planning and Time Management

7th May 2013:

Presentation Skills: Learn the Basics



Training Courses

2nd June 2015:

8th International School on Foraminifera

Intensive three week course on Foraminifera and their use as (palaeo)environmental and (palaeo)oceanographical proxies. Inherent within this were reviews of current classification schemes of foraminifera, their ecology and life history, and their biostratigraphical applications.

Course modules:

1. Foraminferal Introduction

2. Larger benthic foraminifera

3. Smaller benthic foraminifera

2nd March 2015:

Engaging Research Training

Five day intensive media training workshop organised by CENTA and the Open University. Participants were equipped with the practical skills needed to communicate in and produce short films by BAFTA-Award winning staff.

1st December 2014:

Quaternary Palaeoecology

This five day NERC short course, based at the Natural History Museum (London), provided an overview of key taxonomic groups often utilised in palaeoecological studies, with a focus on terrestrial and freshwater environments. Over the duration of the course a suite of biological groups were reviewed, including: beetles, chironomids, diatoms, pollen, and vertebrates.

Course learning outcomes:

  • Appreciate the range of key flora and fauna often preserved in sedimentary archives that are available as a tool for palaeoenvironmental research.
  • Understand basic taxonomy and identification techniques associated with a selection of Quaternary fossil groups
  • Understand the value and potential application of reference collections as a tool for Quaternary fossil identification
  • Be aware of the environmental gradients that control the distribution of the ecological groups under investigation
  • Be familiar with the spatial and temporal variation evident within the palaeo-record and appreciate its association with environmental change
  • Be aware of the key strengths and weaknesses relating to the different environmental proxies when undertaking Quaternary investigations
  • Understand and apply the principles of ecological analyses to Quaternary environmental reconstructions

18th September 2013:

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE): Stages 1 and 2

An introduction to the key principles of teaching and learning in higher education, followed by an additional five sessions exploring approaches for planning and teaching for active learning, design of learning resources, assessment and marking, and evaluation of teaching. This course provided the opportunity to explore the knowledge understanding, skills and values needed to enable students to learn effectively in a modern higher education environment.