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Amanda Lee

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Lecturer – Patient, Carer and Public Involvement

I am a Lecturer in Patient, Carer and Public Involvement (PCPI) based in School of Nursing and Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing and am co-chair of the Family Staff Network. I originally began with the University as a Student Support and Retention Research Associate conducting a Health Education England-funded retention research project aimed at supporting pre-registration nursing students.  

I completed my BA (Hons) Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast going on to complete a PGCE Primary Education at Northumbria University gaining Qualified Teacher status. Throughout this, and over seven years of teaching experience of teaching across primary, secondary, and tertiary education settings, I have developed a passion for tackling educational inequalities, for both children and adult learners. More recently I have completed an MSc Inequality and Society at the University of Sunderland where I conducted primary research into the experiences of LGBTQ+ teachers in schools in the UK. 

My areas of academic interest include feminism, intersectional, educational and social inequality, sex and gender, educational and social policy, and class.  

Teaching and supervision

I currently support the integration of PCPIs across several areas including Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Sport and Allied Health courses. I have also planned teaching in several courses including MNurse (Adult) and the Specialist Community Practitioner District Nursing Postgraduate Diploma Apprenticeship. 

Research interests for potential research students

My current research is linked to the Health Education England 50,000 nurse initiative aiming to support the retention of undergraduate pre-registration nursing students. However, I also have research interests in inequality, sex, gender, sexuality, feminism, masculinity and health. 


My current research is linked to the Health Education England 50,000 Nurses initiative and aims to support the retention of undergraduate pre-registration nursing students. This qualitative research involves interviewing past and present students to gain insight into their experiences, understand barriers to success, and aims to improve student support and enhance retention.  

Previous research involved delving into the experiences of LGBTQ+ teachers in the UK. This focused on the decision-making process behind expressing their gender or sexual identity in school and the influence of institutional heteronormativity, level of experience, and policy. 


Number of items: 5.


Lee, Matthew, Newby, Kate and Lee, Amanda (2023) Are nurses with visible tattoos subject to public stigmatisation? British Journal of Nursing. ISSN 0966-0461 (In Press)

Conference or Workshop Item

Lee, Matthew, Robinson, Gina, Clark, Liz, Lee, Amanda and Newby, Kate (2023) Innovating to enhance belonging and student mental health and wellbeing. In: Health and Wellbeing Conference: Partnerships, 15th November 2023, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Newby, Kate and Lee, Amanda (2023) How can the new Predictive Analytic Dashboard better enable us to support our students’ mental health and wellbeing? In: University of Sunderland Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference, 15 Nov 2023, University of Sunderland.

Lee, Amanda (2023) Paying It Forward: The Creation of Queer Capital. In: Queer Joy – The University of Sunderland’s 3rd Annual LGBTQI+ Multidisciplinary Research Conference, 4th July 2023, University of Sunderland - Online.

Lee, Amanda (2022) To be out, or not to be out … That is the question. Understanding the decision-making process behind LGBTQI+ teachers in the UK openly expressing their gender and sexual identity in the workplace. In: Queer Voices – The University of Sunderland’s 2nd Annual LGBTQI+ Multidisciplinary Research Conference, 21st June 2022, University of Sunderland - Online.

This list was generated on Tue Jun 25 18:20:58 2024 BST.

  • Research skills
  • Data analysis
  • Educational inequality
  • Social inequality
  • Sex and gender
  • Educational policy
  • Social policy

I am a qualified teacher with Qualified Teacher Status in the UK as well as being a Network Member of FUSE. 

Last updated 31 May 2024