Amy qualified as a physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 and began her career within the NHS, completing her junior rotations in both acute and community settings. Amy initially specialised in general rehabilitation in 2010 before specialising further in neurology in 2012. Amy worked as a Senior Physiotherapist across NHS hospital in-patient, community and out-patient neurological settings before joining the private sector in 2016 working in complex polytrauma and neurological rehabilitation.

Over her career,  Amy has developed a keen interest in the application of evidence-based knowledge to clinical practice and the practicalities of enabling research and development within healthcare.  To pursue this further, Amy completed a MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Sheffield in 2018, with her research focus being the treatment of somatosensory loss post-stroke.  Whilst studying and working clinically Amy has gained experience across the research pathway; from qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection and analysis, to writing for publication in peer review journals. At the heart of Amy’s love for research is ultimately improving outcomes for those using healthcare services.  Amy joined STEPS in 2023 and is excited to be part of their current and future research and development projects.

Outside of work, Amy is kept busy by her young children and an ongoing house renovation project. Any free time is spent sharing her love of the outdoors and travel with her family.