Amy is a Lecturer in Mental Health within the School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester. Her teaching and research interests are around common mental health problems and improving care and self-management for people living with mental and physical multimorbidity.
Amy graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Psychology and then went on to complete the MSc in Advanced Practice in Mental Health (APIMH) whilst working as a primary care mental health worker in the NHS.
In 2010 Amy joined the CHOICE NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research as a Senior Research Assistant; the focus of this programme was on urgent care use in people with comorbid long-term conditions and depression. Whilst working here Amy completed her PhD investigating the psychological predictors of health related quality of life in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Post PhD Amy has worked on several trials of interventions to improve patient self-management in long-term conditions and multimorbidity. She joined the School of Health Sciences in 2017 as a Lecturer and now contributes to teaching for the APIMH and leads the long-term conditions taught unit for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. Amy is developing her research portfolio in long-term conditions and mental health and is currently working on the adaptation and feasibility testing of a low-intensity psychological intervention for people with subclinical symptoms of depression in Pakistan.