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    Dr Amy Blakemore

Amy is a Lecturer in Mental Health and a health services researcher in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester. Amy’s first degree was in Psychology, following which she trained as a Primary care Graduate Mental Health Worker (GMHW) – a precursor to the current Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative in the UK. After a period working as a primary care GMHW Amy pursued a PhD and has since worked as a Lecturer and researcher. She continues to be involved in IAPT through delivering training to low-intensity psychological therapists. Amy’s academic interest is in the development of interventions to treat anxiety and depression, particularly within the context of long-term physical health conditions. She has worked across several large cohort studies, as well as RCTs of interventions to improve patient self-management and low intensity mental health interventions for people with multimorbidity.