Dr Amie-Louise Prior

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   Position: Lecturer
   School: Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
   E-mail: aprior@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44 (0)29 2020 5975
   Room No: D3.15


Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Level 4 Tutorials (Level 4 Tutor)
  • Level 5 Work Volunteering and Applied Psychology
  • Level 6 Health Psychology (Module Leader)
  • Level 6 Work Volunteering and Applied Psychology (Module Leader)

Postgraduate Teaching
  • MSc Changing Health Behaviour
  • MSc Chronic Illness and Pain

Undergraduate Supervision
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology final year dissertations

Postgraduate Supervision
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • MRes in Health and Social Science

Research Degree Supervision
  • 2018 - Jen Ward, Positive Psychology intervention in a community pharmacy setting (KESS2 funded)

Publications

  • Prior, A. L., Woodward, D., Hoefkens, T., Clayton, D., Thirlaway, K., & Limbert, C. (2018). Telephone helplines as a source of support for eating disorders: Service user, carer, and health professional perspectives. Eating disorders, 26(2), 164-184.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D., Woodward, D., Hoefkens, T. (2015) Evaluation of support for Eating Disorders (EDs): How well used are telephone helplines and why? Conference for the European Health Psychology Society.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C. (2013) Adolescents’ Perceptions and Experiences of Family Meals. Journal of Child Health Care, 17 (4) 354-365.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D., Woodward, D., Hoefkens, T. (2013) Service User Views and Usage of Telephone Helplines and Related Services. 11th International London Eating Disorders Conference.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D., Woodward, D., Hoefkens, T. (2012) Support for People with Eating Disorders: Telephone Helpline Services. Eating Disorders Conference Alpbach 2012.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C. (2012) An Investigation into Telephone Helplines for People with Anorexia Nervosa. Cardiff Metropolitan University Research Review.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D. (2012) Telephone Helplines for People with Anorexia Nervosa. Cardiff Metropolitan University Seminar.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D. (2012) Telephone helplines for people with Anorexia Nervosa: Service User Perspective (1st Prize) Cardiff Metropolitan University 4th Annual Academic Associate Poster Symposium.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D., Woodward, D., Hoefkens, T. (2011) An Investigation into Telephone Helplines for People with Anorexia Nervosa. 25th Annual Conference for the European Health Psychology Society.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Smith, A. (2011) Predictive Factors of Family Meal Frequency in Adolescents. 25th Annual Conference for the European Health Psychology Society.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D. (2011) A Telephone Helpline for People with Anorexia Nervosa: The Service Users' Perspective. 26th Annual PsyPAG Conference. (Oral Presentation)
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D. (2011) Anorexia Nervosa: How can Helplines Help? (1st Prize) University of Wales: Research Students Conference.
  • Prior, A-L., Limbert, C., Thirlaway, K., Clayton, D., Woodward, D., Hoefkens, T. (2011) Telephone helplines for people with Anorexia Nervosa. UWIC 4th Annual Academic Associate Poster Symposium.

Profile

Amie-Louise Prior is a Lecturer, Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She teaches and supervises students at all levels of the undergraduate programme and is involved in the co-ordination of student placements. Amie also teaches on the MSc Health Psychology programme and supervises both MSc and PhD students with projects relating to health and wellbeing.

In her role as Level 4 tutor Amie organises induction week, plans tutorials and facilitates activities to promote the student experience and engagement. This includes bringing together students to encourage peer support groups and fundraising, as well as supporting the Psychology Society.

Amie is the moderator for the BSc Psychology and MSc Health Psychology franchise programmes in City Unity College (Athens) and the External Moderator for the Psychology HND in ICBT (Sri Lanka). This role involves ensuring the quality of the programmes through regular contact and collaboration with the partner institutions and the delivery of training and development sessions to staff.

Amie’s research interests relate to health and wellbeing. She completed her PhD in 2015 looking at support services for Eating Disorders and has more recently been involved in a project looking at self-esteem and confidence in young girls through the ‘Go Girls Academy’. Amie continues to be involved in the LAUGH project run by Professor Cathy Treadaway in the School of Art and Design, looking at playful objects for people with late stage dementia. The wellbeing and engagement of students is also an area of interest and Amie has been involved in an evaluation of the Activate Your Life programme following delivery to students on the Undergraduate programme.