Amanda Jane Wagg

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health and wellbeing , Nursing and midwifery , Public health

Amanda's experience is in adult and public health nursing working in the community setting since 2006 supporting adults, children, young people and families.

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Background

Amanda qualified as a nurse in 2003 and worked in the acute medical sector. She moved to pursue a career in community nursing and then completed an MSc in public health nursing in 2004. Amanda then worked as a health visitor and various roles within the health visiting service, and subsequently went on to become a lactation consultant. She founded, and continues to manage, a registered charity aimed at supporting breastfeeding mothers.

Research interests

  • Social support theory
  • Computer mediated communication/ social media and its use in healthcare
  • Collaborative working
  • Human lactation
  • Communication

Amanda is ;currently undertaking a PhD in professional practice with psychological perspective at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her research focus is on supporting breastfeeding mothers via computer-mediated forms of communication. She has completed a literature review looking at how computer-mediated communication has been used to support patients in the healthcare setting and conducted a content analysis to explore the use of online breastfeeding support forums (both yet to be published).

Teaching

Amanda currently teaches:

  • Pre-registration adult nursing
  • Specialist community public health nursing

Qualifications

  • MSc Public Health Nursing
  • BSc Adult Health Nursing
  • Registered adult nurse
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
  • Mentorship preparation programme
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Non-medical (V300) Nurse prescriber

Recent presentations and conferences

Wagg, A. 2013. Prescribing skin-to-skin contact and baby-wearing: interventions in Norfolk. Journal of Health Visiting, 1(4), pp218-220.

Wagg, A. 2010. Walking for wellbeing: Mobile Mums, helping to get mothers out and about in West Norfolk. Community Practitioner, 83, p5.