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Amanda Perry
Senior Lecturer



Amanda Perry is a chartered forensic psychologist and a Senior Lecturer. Her interests focus on the methodological quality of research including systematic reviews, psychometric principles and the development of primary experimental research in offender populations. 


  • BSc Combined in Psychology and Science, University of Leicester
  • MA in Health Services Research, Nuffield Institute, Leeds University
  • PhD in the development of a screening instrument for offenders at risk of suicide and self-harm behaviour, University of York
  • Chartered Forensic Psychologist
  • Certificate of Competence in Psychological Testing Level A & Level B
  • City and Guilds 730 Teachers Certificate

Departmental roles

  • Chair of Athena Swan Working Group
  • Faculty of Science Athena Swan Committee Member
  • Dissertation Development Committee Member
  • Graduate School Board Committee Member
  • Post Graduate Teaching Committee Member



Amanda's research interests lie in systematic reviews, primary research in mental health interventions with offender populations, psychometrics, and suicide and self-harm risk.


Research group(s)

Available PhD research projects

Amanda would be interested in receiving proposals in the following areas, although no funding is currently available: The development of a new CONSORT Statement for Criminal Justice Trials: A Delphi Methodology, Cochrane systematic review of drug treatments for female offenders, Cochrane systematic review of drug treatments for offenders with mental health problems, Cochrane systematic review of drug treatments for pharmacological interventions with drug using offenders, Cochrane systematic review of drug treatments for non pharmacological treatment with drug using offenders.


Amanda would be interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas: suicide and self-harm in prisoners, psychological therapies with prisoners (e.g. problem solving or CBT), quality assessment methodological work with randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews in any area, drug treatments with offenders, systematic reviews or experimental work.



  • PhD supervision
  • Programme Lead for the Masters Applied Health Research
  • Dclin supervision
  • Lead for the Applied Health Dissertation Module


Full publications list

External activities


Editorial duties

Invited talks and conferences

  • Invited to speak at In-House conference TEWV Trust Conference on 19th November,  (2019) Middlesborough, UK.
  •  Invited to speak at ‘TED STYLE TALKS’ in York, York Medical Society as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science on 4 November (2019). The event is entitled 'Researching with you'.
  • Invited to deliver a blog for Suicide Prevention Day for BMC Blog Suicide in the Criminal Justice System , September (2019).
  • Invited to speak at The International Conference on Justice Development, Law, Business and Technologies Preventing Crime, Warsaw, Poland, December 5th (2019).

Amanda Perry

Contact details

Dr Amanda Perry
Senior Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1929)