Amber Johnstone

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Amber Johnstone

Research Assistant
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Room 417 (level 4) , Medical Science 1

+61 3 6226 4371 (phone)


Amber completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours) degree at University of Tasmania. Following its completion, she has worked as a research assistant at the University of Tasmania investigating the electrophysiology of anxiety, and substance use. In her current role at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, she is assisting Dr Kate-Ellen Elliott with her research on the Work4Dementia project which aims to develop an evidence-based intervention to build organisational capacity and psychological resilience for the Australian dementia care workforce. Amber is also assisting Dr Claire Eccleston on her Dementia Knowledge and Education Needs research project which aims to investigate the dementia education needs of people across the Tasmanian community.

Career summary


BBehavSci (1st Class Hons)

Hypervigilance and Disengagement Difficulties in Spider Fear – An Event-Related Potentials Study

University of Tasmania




Professional practice

Golden Key International Honour Society (2014-Present)

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Current projects


DKEN (Dementia Knowledge and Education Needs)

Fields of Research

  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Health services and systems (420399)

Research Objectives

  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Occupational health (200507)


Total publications


Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
2019Elliott KE, Quinn M, Johnstone A, Scott JL, 'Do psychosocial work characteristics predict turnover intentions of aged and dementia care workers in Australia?', The fourth annual NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Australian Dementia Forum 2019, 13-14 June, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Elliott KE; Quinn M; Scott JL


2019Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, McInerney F, Doherty K, et al., 'Providing optimal nutrition in residential aged care: The role of staff and family knowledge', Australian Dementia Forum, 13-14 June, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; Price A; McInerney F; Doherty K; Gray D

2018Courtney-Pratt H, McInerney F, Eccleston C, Doherty K, Johnstone A, 'Enhancing Dementia Knowledge: community insights related to the role of experience informing understanding', 4 - 5 June 2018, Sydney (2018) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Courtney-Pratt H; McInerney F; Eccleston C; Doherty K