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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, diabetes 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 project managed and/or collaborated on various externally funded projects (see publications). Examples include:

  • a multisite Randomised Evaluation of Sexual Health Promotion Effectiveness informing Care and Treatment (RESPECT) NIHR HTA funded feasibility

  • a systematic review of the treatment of mental health and substance misuse problems in Sexual Assault Referral Centres (NIHR funded) 

  • an international review to understand conversations about work in healthcare and identify opportunities to make work conversations a part of everyday health interactions, funded by Public Health England

  • a pilot study exploring the care of diabetes in a secure forensic service; a photovoice study exploring healthy lifestyles for people with serious mental illness

  • evaluation of creative approaches to mental health and wellbeing 

    Amanda is a journal board member for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. She also 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 Behavioural Science.

    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, Annual Evaluation and Staff Health and Wellbeing committees. 

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

Effective involvement: a report on the evaluation of a research awareness training package for public involvement in health research

Richardson, C., Akhtar:, I., Smith, C., Edmondson, A., Morris, A., Hargreaves, J., Rhodes, C. & Taylor, J., 13 Jun 2019, In : Research Involvement and Engagement. 5, 1, 10 p., 21.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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., 1 Dec 2019, 65 ed. NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme. 136 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • The contribution of mental health services to a new strategic direction for sexual assault and abuse services

    Brooker, C., Edmondson, A. & Hughes, L., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 64, p. 45-48 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The pros and cons of using photographs in nursing research

    Edmondson, A. & Pini, S., 17 Jun 2019, In : Nurse researcher. 27, 2, 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Activities

    • 4 Oral presentation
    • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Membership of a Society or Institute
    • 1 Poster presentation

    Are creative approaches to wellbeing just soft and fluffy?

    Amanda Edmondson (Organiser), Barry Percy-Smith (Participant), Hayley Trowbridge (Participant), Philip Walters (Participant)
    26 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...


    Using Photovoice to understand and improve healthy lifestyles of people with serious mental illness

    Amanda Edmondson (Speaker), Rachel Borthwick (Speaker), Liz Hughes (Speaker), Mike Lucock (Speaker)
    3 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation

    Using Photovoice to understand and improve healthy lifestyles of people with serious mental illness

    Amanda Edmondson (Organiser)
    18 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Sexual Health in Mental Health: Breaking Down the Barriers

    Amanda Edmondson (Speaker)
    25 Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation