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Amelia Hollywood

  • Module Convener for MPAS Year 1 Module
  • Pharmacy Lead on the SCFP Research Ethics Committee

Areas of interest

Dr Hollywood's research interests have primarily focused on obesity by facilitating behaviour change and weight loss maintenance. She has conducted research that has focused on the medical management of obesity, specifically exploring pharmacological and surgical methods in terms of adherence, beliefs and behaviour. More recently Dr Hollywood has focussed on the patient experience in health services, with particular interest in Antimicrobial Resistance and Chronic Pain.

With a wide range of other research interests; using both quantitative and qualitative methods, collaborators and prospective PhD students can email Dr Hollywood directly with initial research proposals for further discussion.

Research centres and groups

Committee Memberships:

  • Pharmacy Representative on the School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy Ethics Committee (current)
  • Editorial Board Member, British Journal of Health Psychology (current)
  • Health Service Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) conference committee (current)
  • British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology Committee and CPD subcommittee (past)

Research projects

Research Collaborations:

  • Dr Farhan Ahmad, Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Professor Jane Ogden, University of Surrey.
  • Mr Majid Hashemi, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Dr Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey.
  • Dr Zoe Wimshurst, AECC University College.

Background

Dr Hollywood is a Health Psychologist within the School of Pharmacy at the University of Reading. She joined the University in June 2016 having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey and a Research Assistant at the IoPPN, Kings College London. Dr Hollywood completed a PhD on people's experiences of taking orlistat, an obesity medication, and has since conducted a range of research including that with students, academics and patients. She has completed two NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded projects; one exploring a Bariatric Rehabilitation Service and the other exploring the impact of an investment based intervention on bariatric patients.

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
  • Member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology.
  • Practitioner Psychologist and Health Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council

Publications