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Amy Feltham

PhD Student

Amy Feltham

About Research



Amy graduated from St Mary’s with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2018.

She went on to freelance in academia, specialising in shared decision making and collaborative practice in child health. As part of this work, she has delivered evidence-based training on these topics for medical professionals.

Amy returned to St Mary’s to complete a PhD in the Faculty of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Science in 2021.


Research profile

PhD Title: How do nurses and allied health professionals attitudes towards shared decision making relate to changes in law?

Amy’s doctoral research considers how nurses and allied health professionals’ attitudes towards shared decision making change when their legal obligation to share decisions is altered.

It will consider two main legal changes: The NHS Act (2012) and the Australian Partnering with Consumers Standard (2017). Amy intends to analyse data collected on clinician attitudes and patient experiences around these times in the form of a systematic review.

This will contribute to a limited research base surrounding the topic of clinical attitudes to shared decision making. Amy intends to use the outcomes of this quantitative research to inform further studies.


  • Dr Kate Lawrence
  • Dr Peary Brug
  • Dr Dawn Querstret
  • Dr Carolina Sciplino


  • Demkowicz, O., Panayiotou, M., Parsons, S., Feltham, A., Arseneault, L., Ingram, B., Patalay, P., Edge, D., Pierce, M., Creswell, C., Victor, C., O’Connor, R. C., & Qualter, P. (2021). Looking Back to Move Forward: Reflections on the Strengths and Challenges of the COVID-19 UK Mental Health Research Response. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 391.
  • Edbrooke-Childs, J., Edridge, C., Averill, P., Delane, L., Hollis, C., Craven, M. P., Martin, K., Feltham, A., Jeremy, G., Deighton, J., & Wolpert, M. (2019). A feasibility trial of power up: Smartphone app to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health in young people. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 7(6).
  • Law, Martin, Jeremy, & Feltham. (2018). Everyday Participation: rethinking involvement and participation in children and young people’s mental health settings. The Child & Family Clinical Psychology Review, 6, 40–45.’s_mental_health_settings
  • Martin, K. Feltham, A. (2020). Shared decision-making with young people in mental health services in mental health services. In L. Brady (Ed.), Embedding young people’s participation in health services: new approaches.
  • Martin, K., Morton, L., Reid, J., Feltham, A., William Reid, J., Jeremy, G., & McCulloch, J. (2019). The Me first communication model. Nursing Children and Young People, 31(2).
  • Wolpert, M., Vostanis, P., Martin, K., Munk, S., Norman, R., Fonagy, P., & Feltham, A. (2017). High integrity mental health services for children: focusing on the person, not the problem. BMJ, j1500.

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