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Amanda Bye

Dr Amanda Bye

Research Associate

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Biography

Dr Amanda Bye is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Amanda joined King’s College London in 2010, before transferring to UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health where she undertook her PhD. She re-joined King’s College London in 2014 and has worked across a range of studies on maternal and adolescent health. She is currently working on an MRC/MRF funded study, led by Dr Rina Dutta, investigating the impact of social media and smartphone use on self-harm in young people (the 3S-YP study).

Amanda’s doctoral research was a multi-method study exploring the challenges of identifying and managing pregnant and postnatal women with eating disorders in maternity and health visiting services, from the perspectives of women with lived experience and health professionals. The findings led to a collaborative project with Dr Abigail Easter to co-produce web-based training on eating disorders for health professionals caring for pregnant and postnatal women. This project was supported by The Health Foundation and King’s Improvement Science, part of the Centre for Implementation Science within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration South London (NIHR ARC South London) at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Amanda has taught on the Perinatal Mental Health module for the BSc Midwifery course at the University of Surrey and has co-supervised students carrying out research projects within their iBSc and MSc programmes.

Research interests

  • Maternal mental health
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Eating disorders
  • Patient and public involvement and engagement
  • Health services research
  • Knowledge translation and implementation science research
  • Mixed methods research

Expertise and public engagement

Amanda collaborated on a project with Dr Abigail Easter to co-produce web-based training on eating disorders for health professionals caring for pregnant and postnatal women. The project involved women with lived experience, health professionals, voluntary organisations and healthcare partners. For further information and to access the training, please visit the project website.

    Research

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    Social media, Smartphone Use and Self-Harm in Young People (3S-YP) study

    The rise in self-harm has been linked to increasing use of social media and internet technology among young people.

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    Self-harm and digital technology overuse in young people with lived mental health experience

    New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, in partnership with YoungMinds – the UK’s leading...

    Phone call

    New framework aims to unlock the potential for social media research into young people's mental health

    Research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London proposes a new framework to empower young people in...

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    Events

    26AprChild Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders  Research Showcase

    NIHR Maudsley BRC | Research Showcase: Child Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Introducing the translational science of neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions across the lifespan hosted by NIHR Maudsley BRC

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      est-1-in-4-children-young-people-have-problematic-smartphone-usage-hero
      Social media, Smartphone Use and Self-Harm in Young People (3S-YP) study

      The rise in self-harm has been linked to increasing use of social media and internet technology among young people.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      Self-harm and digital technology overuse in young people with lived mental health experience

      New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, in partnership with YoungMinds – the UK’s leading...

      Phone call

      New framework aims to unlock the potential for social media research into young people's mental health

      Research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London proposes a new framework to empower young people in...

      Social media apps on phone - by adem ay - 780x440

      Events

      26AprChild Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders  Research Showcase

      NIHR Maudsley BRC | Research Showcase: Child Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

      Introducing the translational science of neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions across the lifespan hosted by NIHR Maudsley BRC

      Please note: this event has passed.