Dr Amanda McCullough

PhD, PGCHET, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


Dr Amanda McCullough
Research Fellow
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229

Professional Biography

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

Behaviour change
Evidence-based practice
Respiratory medicine
Respiratory physiotherapy

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


Amanda McCullough
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