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Dr Amber Bennett-Weston

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

School/Department: Stoneygate Centre for Empathic Healthcare

Email: abw13@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I completed my PhD at Leicester Medical School in 2023. This work explored partnerships for patients who are involved in professional healthcare education. Prior to this I completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Chester, and an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham. I now work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Stoneygate Centre for Empathic Healthcare. 

Research

Throughout my PhD, my research has focused on patient involvement in professional healthcare training. In my current role at the Stoneygate Centre for Empathic Healthcare, I am involved in several research projects on clinical empathy. 

Publications

Bennett-Weston, A., Gay, S. and Anderson, E.S., 2023. A theoretical systematic review of patient involvement in health and social care education.  Advances in Health Sciences Education 28 (1), pp.279-304. DOI:10.1007/s10459-022-10137-3.

Coleman, T., Bennett-Weston, A., Sy, M., Greaves, J. and Anderson, E.S., 2023. Service user and carer involvement in online interprofessional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. British Journal of Midwifery31(2), pp.104-111. DOI:10.12968/bjom.2023.31.2.104.

 

Supervision

I have experience co-supervising BSc Clinical Sciences students at the University of Leicester. 

Teaching

I have experience teaching on the Population and Social Science module for the MBChB degree at Leicester Medical School. 

Conferences

ASME Midlands Medical Education Conference, April 2022 (Lincoln Medical School, UK): Workshop "Patients as faculty members - Sharing best practice". Co-presenter: Professor Liz Anderson

ASME Midlands Medical Education Conference, May 2023 (Aston Medical School, UK): Poster accepted: "Exploring partnerships for patients and carers in professional healthcare training". Co-authors: Professor Simon Gay and Professor Liz Anderson

ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting: Developing a Diverse Workforce July 2023 (Birmingham, UK): 

  • Oral presentation: "A theoretical systematic review of patient involvement in health and social care education". Co-authors: Professor Simon Gay and Professor Liz Anderson. 
  • Oral presentation: "Challenging the Spectrum of Involvement: Are equal partnerships the ultimate goal? Co-authors: Professor Simon Gay and Professor Liz Anderson.
  • e-Poster: "Cultivating inclusivity in healthcare education: Exploring the boundaries of meaningful patient involvement". Co-authors: Professor Simon Gay and Professor Liz Anderson.
  • Workshop: "Co-production and patient involvement: How do we get it right? Co-presenter with Associate Professor Kate Owen and Professor Liz Anderson. 

 

 

Qualifications

  • 2020-2023: PhD, 'Exploring partnerships for patients and carers in professional healthcare training' - University of Leicester
  • 2017-2018: MSc Health Psychology - University of Nottingham
  • 2014-2017: BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Chester
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