Amanda Perry
Senior Research Fellow



Amanda Perry is a chartered forensic psychologist and a senior research fellow. 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

  • Committee member for Honorary Sub Group
  • Member of Making the Difference Panel
  • Deputy Chair of Athena Swan Working Group



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.



  • MSc Induction course for Psychology Students
  • Project supervision for MSc students
  • Module Lead for Evidence Based Practice
  • PhD supervision


Full publications list

External activities


Editorial duties

Invited talks and conferences

  • Invitation to peer review and present evidence at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and World Health Initiative in the development of a publication on the treatment and care of people in contact with the criminal justice system. Vienna, Italy, October 2017
  • Invitation to speak at Research network seminar at Rampton Secure Hospital: Presenting research in problem solving in prisons. July 2017
  • Invitation to speak at ‘Making Research Count Seminar’: Presenting problem solving interventions for people who self-harm. York Pavillion Hotel, January 2017.
  • Invitation to act as a Subject Expert on the commissioning of a Mental Health Policy Research Unit for the Department of Health. 2016
  • Invitation to speak as a panel member at the launch of the Yorkshire and Humber Offender Research Network, March 2016.

Amanda Perry

Contact details

Dr Amanda Perry
Senior Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1929)