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 Dr Amy Bond

Dr Amy Bond

Post Doctoral Research Associate


 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 parents involvement in schools and parents engagement in learning considering ecological frameworks. Amy has previously worked at the Centre for Development, Evaluation, Complexity and Implementation in Public Health Improvement at Cardiff University, at Swansea University and for the Department for Education contributing towards the National Strategy for Educational Research and Enquiry in Wales. 


  • PhD in Philsophy (Education Pathway)
  • Associate Fellowship of the Advanced Higher Education Academy (2021)
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods (2019)
  • BSc (Hons) Social Science (2016)


Research interests

Amy’s research interests lie in children and young people's education, mental health and wellbeing, 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.

Research projects

  • Children’s Health and Maternity National Priority Programme

Research networks

  • Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Network


Journal articles

Tyrie J, Chicken S, Knight C, Mannay D, Tur Porres G, Waters-Davies J, Westall A, Waites T, Grout E, Parnell J, et al (In Press). COVID–19, education and learning: amplifying young children’s voices. Cardiff: Welsh Government. Welsh Government
Morgan K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bond A, Hawkins J, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore G (2019). Socio-Economic Inequalities in Adolescent Summer Holiday Experiences, and Mental Wellbeing on Return to School: Analysis of the School Health Research Network/Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey in Wales. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan K, McConnon L, Van Godwin J, Hawkins J, Bond A, Fletcher A (2019). Use of the School Setting During the Summer Holidays: Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Food and Fun Clubs in Wales. J Sch Health, 89(10), 829-838. Abstract.  Author URL.


Bond A (2022). Developing Research Capacity and Volume in Higher Education: a Review of Selected Case Study Countries. British Educational Research Association Conference. 7th - 7th Sep 2022.
Morgan K, McConnon L, Gowdin J, Bond A, Hawkins J (2018). Opportunities for children's physical activity during the school summer holidays: Findings from Food and Fun Clubs in Wales.  Author URL.


McConnon L, Morgan K, Van Godwin J, Hawkins J, Bond A, Fletcher A (2017). Food and Fun School Holiday Enrichment Programme 2016: Evaluation Report. Cardiff, Welsh Local Government Authority.

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Current Teaching in 2022/2023:

  • Ethical Issues in Health Research
  • Making Sense of Evidence (Qualitative)

Previous Teaching (at Cardiff University):

  • Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
  • Becoming a Social Scientist
  • Key Ideas in Social Science
  • Evaluating Social Policy 

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