Professor Amanda Wood

Professor Amanda Wood

Research Lead, RCH

Amanda is a clinician scientist with expertise in mapping early life brain insults with quantitative imaging and characterising long term cognitive and mental health outcomes in children with early neurodevelopmental adversity. Her ongoing research explores predictive models of outcomes in children at risk of mental health and cognitive difficulties following prenatal medicine exposures or early life brain insults. She joins the campus strategy team following a decade of work in Birmingham, UK, where she was director of the Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment at Aston University. She currently also works at RCH as a psychologist in the neonatal neurodevelopment follow up service. 

Amanda is looking forward to uniting the excellent research efforts across campus to ensure timely translation of evidence-based research into clinical care & education.

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We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.

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