Carolyn Johnson


  • The University of Western Australia (M364), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Professional background:

Dr Carolyn Harris Johnson is a social work clinician, researcher and educator with a background of clinical work in prisons, the Family Court and child protection. For many years she has been involved in teaching and clinical supervision of social work students at Curtin University and UWA, and has also taught into the disciplines of psychology and law. 

Her research examines the sensitive topics of familicide following separation, intimate partner homicide, intimate partner homicide-suicide and the links between these offences and childhood trauma. This continues to inform her current work in designing and delivering programs in rural areas to raise community awareness about Family and Domestic Violence and its links to substance misuse, mental health and the intergenerational transmission of trauma. 

Carolyn is committed to providing placements for students on these projects, as a way of providing an alternative experience for them, and to enhance their knowledge of rural communities and the challenges they face in securing a range of health and welfare services. Carolyn combines this community work with her private practice as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and providing professional supervision and training to clinicians.

Research interests: 


Intimate Partner Homicide

Childhood trauma

Family and Domestic Violence


Australian Association of Social Workers
WA Ombudsman’s Advisory Panel on Domestic Homicide and Child Death

Lancelin Healthy Communities Forum 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Social Work, Master of Arts (Research)

Award Date: 17 Sept 2003

Social Work, B.App.Sc.(Social Work), Curtin University

Social Work, Ph.D., Killing thother killing the self: A distorted strategy for survival

Research expertise keywords

  • familicide
  • intimate partner homicide
  • Family and Domestic Violence
  • Childhood Trauma


Dive into the research topics where Carolyn Johnson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or