Amanda began her doctoral research at the UEA as an SSF funded student in 2011.

Her main areas of interest are judicial studies, discrimination law and employment law. Amanda’s PhD is entitled ‘Courting Faith: An Empirical Study of Lawyers' Perceptions of the relationship between Religion and Judicial Decision-making’. This exploratory mixed methods study involves the use of qualitative and quantitative methods to consider the research topic from a variety of perspectives, including those of barristers and solicitors.

Amanda acquired an LLB (Hons) (with distinction) from the Open University. She has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and was awarded an LLM in Employment Law (with distinction) from the UEA, in 2010.

Amanda’s supervisors are Professor Owen Warnock and Gillian Daly.