Dr Amy Nimegeer
- Associate Researcher (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)
Amy joined the University as a Research Associate with the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in January of 2014, where she works within the Informing Healthy Public Policy team.
Amy’s research interests include methods of knowledge translation and exchange in a health context, health and place, the use of novel qualitative methods, and the role media and social media in disseminating health evidence. She is currently the lead researcher on the project ‘Framing of evidence and the zika virus in the UK media’ . Amy is also involved in developing and testing the Understanding Health Research tool, as well as carrying out international collaborative research with colleagues in Sweden and the United States that investigates comparative representations of childhood obesity in the media.
Amy is a UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor. She currently supervises three PhD students on topics related to severe obesity, qualitative exploration of male bereavement, and communication of evidence about Lyme disease in Scotland.