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Dr Amy Nimegeer

Research Associate



Amy joined the University as a Research Associate with the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in January of 2014, where she works within the Informing Healthy Public Policy team.

Amy’s research interests include methods of knowledge translation and exchange in a health context, health and place, the use of novel qualitative methods, and the role media and social media in disseminating health evidence. She is currently the lead researcher on the project ‘Framing of evidence and the zika virus in the UK media’ . Amy is also involved in developing and testing the Understanding Health Research tool, as well as carrying out international collaborative research with colleagues in Sweden and the United States that investigates comparative representations of childhood obesity in the media.

Amy currently supervises three PhD students on topics related to severe obesity, qualitative exploration of male bereavement, and communication of evidence about Lyme disease in Scotland.

Research and Teaching Interests

My current research focuses on how evidence about health is communicated and interpreted and I am also interested in the social and cultural factors influence this. I am a qualitative researcher and am interested in using creative and participatory methods of data collection. I have contributed to numerous courses on introductory qualitative methods as well as health and social policy.



  • Institute of Health and Wellbeing