Amanda is a PhD student interested in the application of new technologies to better understand, and improve upon, the success of cognitive and behavioural interventions. She studied psychology to Masters level at the University of St Andrews and has a wealth of practical experience working within mental health care settings.
More specifically, her research focuses on exploring the links between well-being, cognition and behaviour. She uses a mixed methodological approach, combining field and lab experiments, to investigate potential well-being related mechanisms underpinning people’s responses to online cognitive and behavioural interventions, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. To do this, she draws upon insights from different disciplines including, psychology, computer science, human computer interaction and behavioural economics.