Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Summary: Academic Unit: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing

Location: Baines Wing

Teaching Commitments: Amy is a capable and confident teacher. She leads a range of lecture and tutorial sessions, in addition to mandatory Moving and Handling training and clinical skills. She enjoys working with students to help them achieve their potential. Currently Amy teaches on a range of modules within the School; she is a liaison lecturer with responsibility for a number of placement areas within the NHS; she also is a personal tutor, providing pastoral support to a number of students.

Overview

Amy’s nursing career has primarily focused on care of older adults, which is where her interest in long term conditions originated. Amy brings experience of working with carers and in non-NHS settings to her teaching and research activities. In particular, she enjoys working creatively to highlight the experiences of people at the margins of healthcare systems.

Amy also has experience of working in the textile industry and understands the importance of textile products in relation to health; from medical textiles, to clothing items. She is an active member of the Nonwovens Research Group at the University of Leeds.

Research is an integral part of Amy’s portfolio, and she is always keen to hear from people who may be interested in collaboration. Her topics of interest include urinary incontinence; social attitudes to health; communication; and self-care.

Amy’s current research focuses on the attitudes of women who experience urinary incontinence. Working with women who had not sought help, Amy designed a study which was relevant to people who were not engaging with healthcare professionals.

Amy has experience of using qualitative methods and Q methodology. She particularly enjoys innovating, pushing methodological and theoretical boundaries. Amy has expertise in co-production, working with members of the public to produce insightful and challenging research.

Amy is a member of the School of Healthcare Research Ethics Committee and has previous experience of peer-reviewing.