School:Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Amanda qualified as a registered general nurse (RGN) in 1987 at The London Hospital Whitechapel, which was a very different environment to Rutland, where she grew up.
Amanda stayed at The London before moving to Newham Hospital, then on to Toronto, Canada, for a year. After that she returned to the then Royal London as a ward sister, working with many eminent professors in all specialities. Amanda found her niche and specialty working in the community, and describes working with people in their own homes as a privilege and an honour.
Amanda’s interest in older people and palliative care came about while working as the End of Life facilitator in North East London. She provided education and support for care homes which led to a PhD in palliative care, looking at how nursing home staff experience moral distress when caring for the dying. As the Lead London EOL facilitator, she chairs quarterly meetings to share research and practice. Amanda is passionate about spreading the word that dying is normal and as such we should all talk about it more.
Amanda would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics: