Qualifications and SpecialismsAmanda qualified to teach in 2011 following a hugely varied work life in both the private and public sectors. Initially working in below the line marketing agencies, Amanda re-trained and ran a successful picture framing business in Ditchling Sussex, a business support service in Brighton and also worked freelance as a business trainer specialising in organisation and management.
Amanda later studied for an Access Diploma and worked in Clinical Trials for one of the leading HIV/GUM research units in the country.
At the beginning of her teaching career, Amanda also ran the marketing, administration and sales for a therapeutic community, comprising two children’s homes in Hampshire.
Amanda has been acknowledged for work on a Lipodystrophy study in The Lancet, The Youth Service Sex and Relationships Education Training Programme and she often contributes to various periodicals.
ExperienceTeaching areas - Business Studies – Access to HE Diploma, International – Business Studies, Engineering – Business Management for Engineers
Specialist Areas of Delivery: Business
Amanda joined Brighton MET in 2008 and was the University and Colleges Union (UCU) Branch Chair from 2015 until 2019. She has been a UCU representative since 2015 and lead Health & Safety Rep since 2019. Amanda also represents UCU South East Region at the TUC and is the local Unionlearn Rep.