Before reading law at Sheffield University, Amanda was an experienced critical care nurse working on a cardiovascular genetics programme at Sheffield University. Amanda's doctoral thesis was based on empirical work with medical practitioners concerning the relevance of the medical exclusion in patent law. During this time she was a lead researcher on government use of patents commissioned by the Canadian Department of Health. After completing her PhD she took up a lectureship in intellectual property law at Manchester University and has served as a member of the education committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA, London). Amanda is a member of the CSEP research centre and currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate intellectual property law and torts.