Dr Amanda Lees is a Senior Researcher in the University's Health and Wellbeing Research Group. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Reading in 1994 and her PhD from the University of Southampton in 2013. She has over twenty years' experience of health and social care-focussed research, having worked in the private, local authority and academic sectors. Previous to working at the University of Winchester she has held research roles at the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton.
In her role within the Health and Wellbeing Research Group, Amanda leads externally funded research studies and evaluations, working in partnership with collaborators from the NHS, local authorities, community and faith-based organisations as well as other universities.
Areas of expertise
- Emotional impacts of frontline care and practitioner wellbeing
- Reflective practice
- Patient and service user experiences of care
- Patient and public involvement in research
- Pscyho-socially informed research approaches
- Qualitative research methodologies
- Interdisciplinary research
Selected journal articles
Lees, A. Tapson, C. & Patel, S. (2018) A qualitative evaluation of parents’ experiences of health literacy information about common childhood conditions Self Care Journal, 9(1), 1-15
Fake, E., Lees, A., Tapson, C., Patel, S. (2018) Management of Children Presenting to Primary care with Respiratory Tract Infections – A Qualitative evaluation For Submission to Self-Care Journal
De Graaf,H., Sukhtankar,P. Arch,B., Ahmad,N., Lees,A., Bennett,A., Spowart,C., Hickey,H., Jeanes,A., Armon,K., Riordan,A., Herberg, J., Hackett,S., Gamble, C. Shingadia,D., Pallett,A., Clarke,SC., Henman,P., Emonts,M., Sharland,M., Finn, A., Pollard,A.J., Powell,C., Marsh,P., Ballinger,C., Williamson,PR, Clarke NMP, and Faust,S.N. (2017) Duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy for children with acute osteomyelitis or septic arthritis: a feasibility study Health Technology Assessment 21:48
Lees, A, Cooper, A (2018) Reflective practice groups in children’s services – processes and outcomes for submission to British Journal of Social Work
Locke, R & Lees, A. (2018) Prevention of harmful stress amongst practising doctors written – awaiting submission – target journal tbc
Wilson, E., Lees, A., Meads, G. (2018) Report and database for St Johns Winchester - Review of Support Services for isolated elderly people living in the Winchester District: Existing provision and oppportunities for future development
Lees, A., Payler,J., Ballinger, C., Lawrence,P., Faust,SN and Meads,G. (2017) Positioning Children's Voice in clinical trials research: A new model for planning, collaboration and reflection. Qualitative Health Research 1-15 (Online First)
Lees, A. (2017) Facts with feelings – social workers’ experiences of sharing information across team and agency borders to safeguard children Child and Family Social Work, 22, pp 892–903
Locke, R. & Lees, A. (2017) Maintaining the wellbeing of clinicians, The Clinical Teacher 14(2):147-148
Ruch, G., Lees, A. and Prichard, J. (2014) Getting beneath the surface: scapegoating and the systems approach in a post-Munro world. [in special issue: Child Protection after Munro – Reflections Three Years On] Journal of Social Work Practice, 28, (3), 313-327.
Meads, G., Russell, G., and Lees, A. (2017) Community governance in primary health care: towards an international Ideal Type. Int J Health Plann Mgmt, 32: 554–574. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2360.
Meyer, E. & Lees, A. (2013) Learning to Collaborate: An Application of Activity Theory to Interprofessional Learning Across Children's Services, Social Work Education: The International Journal, 32:5, 662-684
Lees, A., Meyer, E. and Raferty, J. (2011) From Menzies Lyth to Munro: The problem of Managerialism British Journal of Social Work 1–18
Lees, A. and Meyer, E. (2010) Theoretically speaking: use of a communities of practice framework to describe and evaluate interprofessional education Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2011, 25: 84–90
Meyer, E., Lees, A., Humphris, D. and Connell, N.A.D., (2007) Opportunities and barriers to successful learning transfer: impact of critical care skills training. Journal of Advanced Nursing 60 (3), 308-316
Chantler, T., Lees, A., Moxon, R., Mant, D., Pollard, A. & Fitzpatrick, R. (2007) The role familiarity with science plays in parents' decision making around enrolling a child in vaccine research Qualitative Health Research 17:311
Cooper, A. & Lees, A. (2015) 'Spotlit: defences against anxiety in contemporary human services organizations'. In: Armstrong, D. and Rustin, M. (Eds) Social Defences Against Anxiety. Explorations in a Paradigm.
Lees, A. (2013) Spotlights and shadows: a social work perspective on information sharing to safeguard children University of Southampton
Lees, A. (2018) The containing organisation: an evaluation of Reflective Practice Groups. Key note presentation at Exchange Spring Conference: Is Supervision Working? Supporting happier staff, improved practice and better outcomes, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, 14th March 2018
Poster presented at Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Primary Care Conference and Exhibition, October, 2016, Harrogate. Locke, R., Lees, A., Scallan, S. Prevention of harmful stress amongst doctors – won first place poster prize
Presentation at BERA conference 2017 University of Sussex, 5-7 September. Lees, A., Locke R. Educational Interventions to Prevent Harmful Stress Amongst Doctors
Abstract accepted: AMEE conference August, 2017 (Helsinki) (An International Association for Medical Education) Locke, R. & Lees, A. Prevention of harmful stress amongst doctors
Masding, M., Odbert, R., Locke, R., Scallan, S. & Lees, A. Tasters in General Practice: GP ST3 trainees mentoring FY1s, NACT UK Foundation Programme Sharing Good Practice Event, March 2015
Lees, A & Raper, D. Educating for Integrated Care, 2014, Health Education Wessex Better Care Summit, November 2014Lees, A. How can organisations support the anxieties of information sharing? Social Work Social Development: Impact and Action 2012, Stockholm.
Lees, A. and Meyer, E. (Making connections across boundaries: interprofessional learning and communities of practice In, European Interprofessional Education Network (EIPEN) 2nd International Conference, Oulu, Finland, 17-18 September 2009
Meyer, E. and Lees, A. (2009) From interprofessional education to integrated working: enabling middle managers to develop integrated practice within children's services, European Interprofessional Education Network (EIPEN) 2nd International Conference, Oulu, Finland, 17-18 September 2009Staff Directory