South Cloisters 2.05
South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Amy is a researcher based in the Children and Young People's Mental Health (ChYMe) Collaboration in the College of Medicine and Health. Amy joined as a Research Associate on the Child Health and Maternity national priority programme. This programme seeks to find effective ways to implement evidence-based interventions to improve children’s and maternity services widely across England.
Amy undertook a PhD in Education at Cardiff University. The PhD focused on understanding the impact of poverty and stigmatisation on parental involvement in schooling, parental engagement in learning and parent-school relationships, examining how these compound and interact to impact children’s health and educational outcomes. Alongside undertaking a PhD, Amy worked in Department for Education contributing towards the National Strategy for Educational Research and Enquiry in Wales.
- BSc (Hons) Social Science (2016)
- MSc Social Science Research Methods (2019)
- Associate Fellowship of the Advanced Higher Education Academy (2021)
Amy’s research interests lie in children and young people's education, well-being, mental health, social mobility and inequalities. Amy is particularly interested in
the impact of poverty on families everyday lives including on their family functioning, their wellbeing and on parents involvement in their children’s school and parents engagement in their children’s learning.
- Children’s Health and Maternity National Priority Programme