School:Nursing and Midwifery
Amanda's experience is in adult and public health nursing working in the community setting since 2006 supporting adults, children, young people and families.
Amanda qualified as a nurse in 2003 and worked in the acute medical sector. She moved to pursue a career in community nursing and then completed an MSc in public health nursing in 2004. Amanda then worked as a health visitor and various roles within the health visiting service, and subsequently went on to become a lactation consultant. She founded, and continues to manage, a registered charity aimed at supporting breastfeeding mothers.
Amanda is ;currently undertaking a PhD in professional practice with psychological perspective at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her research focus is on supporting breastfeeding mothers via computer-mediated forms of communication. She has completed a literature review looking at how computer-mediated communication has been used to support patients in the healthcare setting and conducted a content analysis to explore the use of online breastfeeding support forums (both yet to be published).
Amanda currently teaches:
Wagg, A. 2013. Prescribing skin-to-skin contact and baby-wearing: interventions in Norfolk. Journal of Health Visiting, 1(4), pp218-220.
Wagg, A. 2010. Walking for wellbeing: Mobile Mums, helping to get mothers out and about in West Norfolk. Community Practitioner, 83, p5.