Department:School of Nursing and Midwifery
Amanda's experience is in adult and public health nursing working in the community setting since 2006 supporting adults, children, young people and families.
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.
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).
Amanda currently teaches:
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.