Amanda is a UK Registered General nurse with years of experience in a variety of acute and chronic health care settings. Specializing in renal nursing, she worked in London teaching hospitals gaining experience in the field of dialysis and transplant nursing before completing the ENB 136 qualification. Holding a professional qualification in teaching and assessing in clinical practice (ENB 998) Amanda developed the role of home dialysis manager, training individuals to use a home dialysis machine, supporting them in living a ‘normal’ life despite the limitations that come with permanent kidney failure.
Amanda worked at St Vincents hospital in Melbourne for three years before settling in Switzerland where she was a school nurse in international schools for 18 years. Having certified with Emergency First Response as an instructor and instructor trainer she developed first aid and CPR training workshops for staff, students and parents, and to coach colleagues.
After losing her father to cardiac arrest following a heart attack, Amanda feels compelled to train others in life saving skills and endeavours to make her classes accessible to all, encouraging hands-on application to build confidence. She is qualified with the Interassociation Sauvetage and regularly teaches first aid for the Swiss drivers’ licence.
Amanda is a Mental Health First Aid trainer and an advocate of lifestyle medicine, regularly attending short courses and seminars across a wide range of topics related to the field.
As mother of four sons, she is determined to ‘walk the talk’ and role model what it means to live healthily which includes hiking, biking, cooking from scratch and cold-water swimming.