Amanda qualified from Guy's Hospital Medical School (University of London).
After foundation years in London and Yorkshire she settled in North Derbyshire. Amanda initially qualified as a GP, passing the Membership of the Royal College of GP's exam.
She pursued her interest in Contraception and Sexual Health from 1995, becoming one of the first 10 doctors in the country to complete the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care's (FSRH) Career Training Programme.
Amanda soon realised that many women wanted and needed evidence based advice and help with the menopause: although a natural stage of women's lives it has been a taboo subject to discuss and struggle with. She soon started working in North Derbyshire's NHS Community Menopause and PMS service and became a British Menopause Society (BMS) recognised Menopause expert and Menopause Principle Trainer.
Amanda sees many men and women attending her NHS Community Sexual Health Service who seek advice and treatment for sexual difficulties. She studied in Sheffield for a Postgraduate Diploma in Sexual and Relationship Therapy, also for a Diploma of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine and became a College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (CoSRT) accredited therapist in 2006. Amanda also worked in Sheffield's Sexual Medicine service between 2012 and 2017.
North Derbyshire's Specialist NHS Menopause and PMS Service survived several rounds of funding cuts during the past 10 years of austerity but was decommissioned in July 2018.
At the same time, Derbyshire's NHS Psychosexual Medicine service was also decomissioned.
However the people needing specialist help have not disappeared along with the NHS funding, therefore Amanda has set up 'Peak MPST' to continue to provide these services, albeit now in the private sector.