Dr Amy Blakemore

Lecturer in Nursing

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Overview

Amy is a Lecturer in Mental Health within the Division of Nursing, Social Work and Midiwfery, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester. She is interested in primary care mental health and improving care and self-management for people with mental and physical multimorbidity. 

Amy is currently involved with the following research projects:

- PERSUADE: Preventing Depression in the Community by Voluntary Sector Providers

- Comparison of Active Treatments For Impaired Glucose Regulation: a Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Hitachi collaboration (CATFISH)

- Patient Self-Management of COPD (PSM-COPD)

- An evaluation of the Oldham IAPT Plus Active Monitoring Service for people with subthreshold depression

Amy contributes to teaching on the Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health Postgraduate Programme, as well as the MRes and BNurs programmes. 

Biography

Amy graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Psychology in 2004. She went on to train as a Primary Care Mental Health Worker in Bury Primary Care Trust and completed an MSc in Advanced Practice in Mental Health (APIMH Primary Care Pathway), with distinction. 

Following her MSc Amy took up a post as a Clinical Studies Officer for the Mental Health Research Network working to recruit and assess patients with severe and enduring mental health problems for randomised controlled trials.

In 2010 she took up a post as a Senior Research Assistant on the CHOICE NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research. Whilst working on the CHOICE NIHR Programme Amy also completed her PhD in the Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester. Her PhD was a longitudinal cohort study of primary care patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which aimed to identify the psychological predictors of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in COPD. 

On compeltion of the CHOICE Programme Grant Amy joined the Centre for Primary Care University of Manchester, as a Research Associate. Here she worked across several trials of interventions to improve patient self-management in multimorbidity and low intensity mental health interventions for patients with mental and physical multimorbidity. 

In January 2017 Amy joined the School of Health Sciences at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Mental Health. Here she is working on the Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health Postgraduate Programme and developing her research interests in the identidfication and treatment of common mental health problems and long-term conditions as part of the Mental Health Research Group. 

Amy is also the lead for Ambsadors from the Socirty of Academic Primary Care. 

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Psychology, The University of Manchester

MSc Advanced Practice in Mental Health (APIMH Primary Care Pathway), The University of Manchester

PhD Medicine, The University of Manchester 

 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Executive member of Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) - Lead for SAPC Amabassadors

European Respiratory Society

UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

 

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