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Biography

Amanda joined the University in June 2016 as a Research Fellow based in the Centre for Applied Research in Health at the University of Huddersfield.

She is an experienced mental health and health services researcher with a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing. She has undertaken mental health research related to topic areas such as sexual health, sexual assault, suicide, self-harm and cancer using various methods of data collection and analyses (see research outputs).

Amanda’s first post-doctoral research position involved leading a multi-centre psychological wellbeing study in teenage and young adults diagnosed with cancer at the University of Leeds. Since then she has worked on a multicentre randomised controlled trial which qualitatively explored treatment choices for patients diagnosed with non-invasive high grade bladder cancer. During this post she completed a systematic review of the effects of bladder cancer from the patients’ perspective.  More recently she project managed a multisite Randomised Evaluation of Sexual Health Promotion Effectiveness informing Care and Treatment (RESPECT) NIHR HTA funded feasibility trial, and worked as part of a team undertaking a national evaluation of sexual assault referral centres.

Currently, she is leading a photovoice study exploring healthy lifestyles for people with serious mental illness. She is also involved in a review for Public Health England, and an evaluation of creative approaches to mental health and wellbeing.  

Amanda reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, Psychology and Psychotherapy, European Journal of Cancer Care and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. She is also a reviewer for the National Institute of Health Research.  

Amanda is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol). She is also a member of the Human and Health Sciences University Research Ethics Panel and Staff Health and Wellbeing committee. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Applied mental health research
  • Using non-traditional research methods with hard to reach populations

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Chapter

Sexual Health Promotion in People with Severe Mental Illness: the RESPECT feasibility RCT

Hughes, E., Mitchell, N., Gascoyne, S., Moe-Bryne, T., Edmondson, A., Coleman, E., Millett, L., Ali, S., Dare, C., Hewitt, C., Johnson, S., Llewellyn, C., Mercer, C., Nolan, F., Walker, C. & Watson, J., 6 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme. 200 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

3 Citations
Open Access
File
Reproductive Health
National Health Programs
England
Mental Health
Organizations
3 Citations
Open Access
File
Reproductive Health
National Health Programs
England
Mental Health
Organizations

Using photo-elicitation to understand reasons for repeated self-harm: a qualitative study

Edmondson, A., Brennan, C. & House, A., 11 Apr 2018, In : BMC Psychiatry. 18, 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Interviews
Language
Communication
Surveys and Questionnaires

Visual methods in health research: a literature review of the pros and cons of using photographs

Edmondson, A. & Pini, S., 11 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Nurse researcher.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health
Research
Research Personnel
Nurses
Interviews

Activities 2016 2017

  • 4 Oral presentation

Sexual Health in Mental Health: Breaking Down the Barriers

Amanda Edmondson (Speaker)
25 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Randomised Evaluation of Sexual Health Promotion Effectiveness Informing Care and Treatment

Amanda Edmondson (Speaker), Elizabeth Brewin (Speaker)
15 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Give a Little RESPECT: Patient and Public Involvement in Research

Amanda Edmondson (Speaker), Elizabeth Brewin (Speaker), Claire Paul (Speaker)
16 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation