PhD, PGCHET, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Dr Amanda McCullough
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229
Dr McCullough is interested in the development of complex interventions to change behaviours of healthcare professionals and patients. She trained as a physiotherapist before embarking on a PhD exploring adherence behaviours in bronchiectasis. She has since developed the content of an intervention to change adherence behaviour in this population.
A recent addition to the Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance from Acute Respiratory Infections (CREMARA) at Bond, she will be joining other members of the team in exploring the potentially reversible factors that give rise to antibiotic resistance from antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections.
Dr McCullough has an interest in career development and gender equality. She co-chaired the School of Pharmacy Post-doctoral Forum in Queen’s University Belfast and assisted in the organisation of the inaugural School of Pharmacy Career Development Symposium. She sat on the Gender Equality committee of the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast and was involved in the submission of the School’s application for the Athena SWAN award for gender equality in the workplace.
Dr McCullough co-led respiratory and career development seminars for undergraduate pharmacy students. As an external lecturer for the University of Ulster, Dr McCullough has taught undergraduate physiotherapy students and has recently been awarded her Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching.
Doctor of Philosophy – Queen’s University Belfast
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching – Queen’s University Belfast
Bachelor of Science (with honours) in Physiotherapy – University of Ulster at Jordanstown
Professional admissions & memberships
European Respiratory Society
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care
Health and Care Professions Council
Other professional appointments
Visiting Research Fellow – Queen’s University Belfast
External Lecturer – University of Ulster at Jordanstown
Research interests & research expertise
Recent research grants
$65k Cochrane Fellowship from PHA, Northern Ireland
$140k grant from the Bupa Foundation to develop a bronchiectasis-specific adherence intervention
$100k PhD studentship from the Centre for Health Improvement, Queen’s University Belfast
Research partners & collaborators
Professor Carmel Hughes – Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Stuart Elborn – Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Cristin Ryan – Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Judy Bradley – University of Ulster at Jordanstown
Dr Brenda O’Neill – University of Ulster at Jordanstown
- Adherence to treatment in bronchiectasis: a challenge that physiotherapists can’t ignore
- Antibiotic resistance: what can be done in primary care to alleviate the crisis?
- Pharmacist-led interventions for adults with asthma or COPD
- Interventions for enhancing adherence to treatment in adults with bronchiectasis (Protocol)
- ‘All illness is personal to that individual’: A qualitative study of patients’ perspectives on treatment adherence in bronchiectasis
- Treatment adherence and health outcomes in patients with bronchiectasis
- Written information for patients on the use of antibiotics in acute upper respiratory infections in primary care
(Personal researcher page)