Personal profile


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 research related to mental health as well as other health conditions. For example, in 2013 Amanda successfully completed an ESRC funded PhD entitled ‘Listening with Your Eyes: Using Pictures and Words to Explore Self-Harm at the University of Leeds. Amanda has also been involved with research projects which have focused on other sensitive topic areas such as cancer, suicide and Alzheimer’s disease (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 led phase 1 of 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.  She is now project manager for the multisite Randomised Evaluation of Sexual Health Promotion Effectiveness informing Care and Treatment (RESPECT) NIHR HTA funded feasibility trial.

Amanda reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. She is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol) and a University Research Ethics Panelist.

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 2018

Reproductive Health
National Health Programs
Mental Health

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. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Surveys and Questionnaires
4 Citations

The patients’ experience of a bladder cancer diagnosis: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence

Edmondson, A. J., Birtwistle, J. C., Catto, J. W. F. & Twiddy, M. Aug 2017 In : Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 11, 4, p. 453-461 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Mycobacterium bovis
9 Citations

Non-suicidal reasons for self-harm: A systematic review of self-reported accounts

Edmondson, A. J., Brennan, C. A. & House, A. O. Feb 2016 In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 191, p. 109-117 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Delivery of Health Care
Population Characteristics
Public Health
4 Citations

The impact of contact with suicide-related behavior in prison on young offenders

Hales, H., Edmondson, A., Davison, S., Maughan, B. & Taylor, P. J. 1 Jan 2015 In : Crisis. 36, 1, p. 21-30 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2016 2017

  • 4 Oral presentation