School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Amy Finlay completed her undergraduate studies in psychological science and health and medical sciences (honours in public health) at the University of Adelaide. She has also completed projects with the Discipline of Rural Health, and Discipline of General Practice, School of the Medicine University of Adelaide, as well as in a men’s health project in partnership with Uni SA. Since 2015, Amy has worked in an allied health clinical setting in disability. This included project managing, leading Ehealth implementer for a new client management systems, improving internal quality control and accreditation, and supporting evidence-based practice. She completed her Ph.D. in the School of Medicine, the University of Adelaide based at SAHMRI in which she received the Dean’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence. The Ph.D. surrounded work within online health promotion with prostate cancer survivors. Amy is passionate about improving access to health care, implementing and supporting evidence-based practice, and building bridges between academia and clinicians.
Amy currently works in the Transfer Science Division of the JBI (formally the Joanna Briggs Institute) as a research fellow. JBI is a global organization promoting and supporting evidence-based decisions that improve health and health service delivery. Her focus areas are muscular-skeletal / nervous system and mental health. Additionally, she is a lecturer for the Clinical Skills and Simulation Team for the Bachelor of Health and Medical Science Degree (Advanced), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2015 - 2022 Research Officer Early Start Australia (formally Develop Therapy Services)
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Dean's Commendation for Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Institution name Country Title 2022 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2010 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) 2010 - 2012 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science
Research InterestsGeneral Clinical Medicine Health and Community Services Health Policy Mental Health Rehabilitation and Therapy Special Education and Disability Cancer Biology and Clinical Oncology Child and Adolescent Health Men's Health Musculoskeletal Health Neuroscience, Behaviour and Brain Health Translational Health Outcomes
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