After Amy completed her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Southampton, she joined the busy Neonatal Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Here her clinical skills and confidence grew over time, caring for the sickest and smallest of premature infants. She then seized the opportunity to undertake a postgraduate course in Neonatal Intensive Care at Oxford Brookes University to build her knowledge of Neonatal complications and treatments.
Amy had been interested in research since completing her dissertation and after finishing the neonatal course an opportunity arose for her to undertake a secondment within the PiPA group. She took a great interest in the various projects within the group and helped to provide a vital role in recruitment and patient care. After splitting her time between clinical duties and those in research Amy joined the team full time.
Amy is interested in the differences between sick and healthy infants experiences of pain, and the clinical applications of this in the Neonatal Unit. She provides a link between clinical staff and the research team, using relationships built during her clinical practice.