Thomas, Amanda

Thomas, Amanda
Country
United Kingdom
Bio
Amanda is a physiotherapist currently working in an advanced clinical practice, critical care outreach role. Amanda graduated from Sydney University [BAppSc(Physiotherapy, 1986)] then received a commonwealth scholarship to complete a research MAppSc(Exercise and Sports Science, 1995). Since relocating to the United Kingdom, Amanda has continued to develop the delivery and evaluation of critical care physiotherapy and advancing cardiorespiratory practice. Amanda’s peer-reviewed publications, 5 book chapters, greater than 30 national and international conference presentation or poster abstracts (including WCPT 2007, 2011 and 2015), and invited workshops reflect her wide interests and include:- developing acute cardiorespiratory assessment expertise, evaluating exercise in critically ill populations, advanced tracheostomy management, challenging concepts of outcome measurement in clinical practice, and the application of measurement theory to clinical practice. Amanda has initiated, developed and evaluated a range of high-fidelity simulation programs for graduate AHP’s and developed a technology-based acute care learning package for UK military Physiotherapists. Beyond clinical practice, Amanda actively seeks opportunities to represent Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy interests and is a Physiotherapy advisor to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), and the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD). Amanda is the current Vice President of the International Confederation of Cardio-respiratory Physical Therapists (ICCrPT).