Amy is Research Associate in Psychological Medicine at the University of Worcester, where she is a member of the Mood Disorders Research Group.
She qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Newman University College in 2009. Following her graduation, Amy worked as a Psychology Assistant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where she was involved in delivering psychological therapies to individuals living with chronic illness, in addition to working on a research project that aimed to improve the communication skills of clinicians caring for patients with cancer. Later she joined the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham where she contributed to research that aimed to improve challenging behaviour in individuals with rare genetic disorders, specifically in those with Prader-Willi Syndrome.
In 2011, Amy joined the Mood Disorders Research Group in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham, where she played a key role in BDRN by interviewing individuals with bipolar disorder for research into the causes of mood disorders.
In October 2015, Amy joined the University of Worcester along with her BDRN colleagues Professor Lisa Jones, Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith and Sarah Knott. Amy continues to play in key role in BDRN and is currently studying for a PhD. She has developed a particular research interest in perinatal mental health, and is currently recruiting women who have bipolar disorder and are pregnant for research into factors that may influence risk for postnatal mood episodes in women with bipolar disorder. If you have bipolar disorder and are currently pregnant Amy would be delighted to hear from you.
Amy also enjoys teaching students and healthcare professionals about psychological medicine.