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Lecturer, School of Education and the Arts, CQUniversity Australia

Dr Amy Johnson is an early career researcher and lecturer in Journalism and Public Relations at CQUniversity in Queensland. Her research focus is military-connected communities. Her current projects include the Early Childhood Defence Project, which develops research-based, free online resources for educators and parents to better support young children from Australian military families as well as projects which enhance veteran and families well-being. Amy has lived experience of military service in the Australian Defence Force (Reserve) and the partner of an ADF veteran. A passionate educator, Amy is also the lead researcher in the STRIVE (Self-Regulated Tertiary Research Initiative for Vibrant Education) program, which evaluates the effectiveness of self-regulated learning approaches in undergraduate courses. Her work has been published in a range of scholarly journals and she is a regular public commentator.


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer, Central Queensland University