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Amanda is a PhD student at Tizard. She is investigating the experiences of children and young people who have (facial) cleft in addition to an intellectual disability. She is also interested in the experiences of their families and of health professionals who work in regional cleft services. Amanda is working with service users to help develop her research.
Amanda holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology (University of Sussex 1999) and an MSc Health Psychology (University of the West of England, Bristol 2005). Amanda also works for an NIHR Research Design Service as a Public Involvement Officer and delivers disability equality training to University staff and students. She also mentors students with mental health difficulties.
Amanda has taught first and final year undergraduates in Psychology and more recently, Amanda has taught postgraduates in (qualitative) Research Methods.back to top
Bates, A. (2012) Promoting participation and involvement in appearance research. Chapter in the Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance. Oxford University Press.
Bates, A. (2006) I am Amanda, not "the cleft patient", Nursing Standard, 20 (40), 30.
Bates, A. and Aranda, K. (2010) The Peer Review Panel for the Research Design Service South East. Article in examples of training and support for Public involvement in research: sharing innovative practice workshop. INVOLVE, Eastleigh.
Bates, A and Shaw, W. (2011) Getting involved in research. Cleft Lip and Palate Association Annual Conference, Manchester, UK.
Bates, A. and Pandya, R. (2011) Patient and Public Involvement in Research. NIHR workshop, Bristol, UK.
Pandya, R. and Bates, A. (2010) Developing a code of ethics for Patient and Public Involvement in research design. INVOLVE conference, UK.
Coad, J., Bates, A. and Williamson, H. (2010) Looking forward and thinking together – User involvement in Practice in Appearance related projects. Workshop presented at Appearance Matters 4 conference, Bristol, UK.
Bates, A. (2010) User involvement in cleft research. NIHR workshop, Bristol, UK.
Bates, A. (2010) My Fascinating Pout: Promoting the voice of service users in cleft care. Body and Mind conference, Salisbury, UK.
Bates, A., Rumsey, N. and Emerson, M.(2008) Social functioning and satisfaction with appearance in 10 & 15 year olds with a cleft compared with those without a cleft. Annual Scientific Conference, Chester, UK.
Rumsey, N., Bates, A. and Emerson, M. (2008) Satisfaction with facial appearance: Do patients and parents agree? Annual Scientific Conference, Chester, UK.
Bates, A., Emerson, M. and Spencer, S. (2004) Relationships between self-esteem, social experiences and satisfaction with appearance: standardisation and construct validation of two cleft audit measures. Annual Scientific Conference, Bath, UK.back to top