Amanda joined Together for Short Lives in March 2022 and is responsible for the operational development, management and delivery of our direct clinical and family services including our direct advice and support services for families through our family support hub offer, family engagement and peer support services. Working with many stakeholders and a range of organisations (statutory and voluntary sector) that operate across the palliative care sector, Amanda leads our work to develop clinical projects to support families, professionals and organisations, helping to shape the future vision for children’s palliative care in the UK.
Amanda is an experienced children’s nurse and has worked in hospitals and the community and as Director of Care of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough for six years. Amanda has a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate and before joining Together for Short Lives, was a senior lecturer at university teaching palliative and end of life care to nursing and paramedicine students.
Amanda has a Diploma in children’s cancer nursing and a Masters Degree in Medical Ethics and Palliative Care. She is also a Trustee of PASIC, a small charity supporting families of children and young people with cancer across the East Midlands.