Dr Amy Hunter

Dr Amy Hunter


Academic Unit: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing

Amy’s nursing career has primarily focused on care of older adults, which is where her interest in long-term conditions originated. Amy brings the experience of working with carers and in non-NHS settings to her teaching and research activities. In particular, she enjoys working creatively to highlight the experiences of people at the margins of healthcare systems. Amy also has experience of working in the textile industry and understands the importance of textile products in relation to health; from medical textiles to clothing items.


  • Deputy Chair of School of Healthcare Research Ethics Committee
  • Link Lecturer for Urology/ Hepatology (Cluster 31)
  • Implementation support for SN@P numeracy in Nursing and Midwifery

Research interests

Research is an integral part of Amy’s portfolio, and she is always keen to hear from people who may be interested in collaboration. Her topics of interest include urinary incontinence; social attitudes to health; communication; and self-care. Amy’s current research focuses on the attitudes of women who experience urinary incontinence. Working with women who had not sought help, Amy designed a study which was relevant to people who were not engaging with healthcare professionals. Amy has experience of using qualitative methods and Q methodology. She particularly enjoys innovating, pushing methodological and theoretical boundaries. Amy has expertise in co-production, working with members of the public to produce insightful and challenging research. Amy is a member of the School of Healthcare Research Ethics Committee and has previous experience of peer-reviewing.


Materialities of Care Conference, University of York, 2015 - Poster Presentation - WINNER

School of Healthcare Conference 2015 - Oral Presentation - (In)Appropriate Language - WINNER

 School of Healthcare, Stop the Pressure Poster Competition - General Audience Category - WINNER

 School of Healthcare PGR Conference 2014 - Poster Presentation - WINNER

 University of Leeds Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2014 - Poster Presentation - 2nd PRIZE

 The Worshipful Company of Clothworkers - PhD Scholarship 2013-2016


  • PhD
  • MSc Nursing
  • PgDip Nursing (Adult) with professional registration
  • BSc (Hons) Fabric Design and Production

Professional memberships

  • Registered Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council)
  • Royal College of Nursing (Nurse member)
  • Higher Education Academy (Associate Fellow)
  • International Continence Society (Nursing Committee member)
  • Sigma (Phi Mu chapter) Webmaster and Communications Committee Chair (Maternity leave cover)

Student education

Amy is a capable and confident teacher. She leads a range of lecture and tutorial sessions, in addition to mandatory Moving and Handling training and clinical skills. She enjoys working with students to help them achieve their potential. Currently, Amy teaches on a range of modules within the School, including supervising Undergraduate and Masters level dissertation projects; Amy has responsibility for overseeing use of snap-ae.com within the School of Healthcare to support numeracy for Nursing students. Amy also has recently taken module management responsibility for a new Masters level Long Term Conditions module within the School (HECS5318M Enabling Self-management in Long Term Conditions).

Amy is a liaison lecturer with responsibility for a number of placement areas within the NHS; Amy is also a personal tutor, providing pastoral support to a number of students.

Amy has recently been involved in an exciting teaching innovation project within the School of Healthcare, toward on improving knowledge of mental health conditions for non-mental health professionals.

Current modules:

HECS1098 - Theory and Practice 1

 HECS2187 Long Term Conditions

 HECS2201 Research for Health and Socialwork Professionals

 HECS2184 Theory and Practice 4

 HECS3254 Research Dissertation

 HECS5152M Research Dissertation

 HECS5272M Research Dissertation

  HECS5285M Expanding Fields of Practice

 HECS5318M Enabling Self-management in Long Term Conditions.

Research groups and institutes

  • Long-term conditions