Researcher biography

Amy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Parenting and Family Support Centre at UQ. She is the recipient of consecutive Children's Hospital Foundation Early Career Fellowships (2018-2021, 2021-2022). Amy is a paediatric nurse and completed her PhD (Health) in 2011, for which she received the Executive Dean's Commendation for Higher Degree Research. Amy's research aims to improve heatlh and developmental outcomes for children and thier families. Areas of focus include the use of evidence-based parenting support to improve outcomes for children with chronic health and developmental conditions (e.g., asthma, eczema, type 1 diabetes, autism spectrum disorder), supporting families to develop healthy habits from early childhood (e.g., oral health, nutrition, screen use), and supporting parents in the transition to parenthood (e.g., perinatal mental health, breastfeeding).