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Dr Amanda Cummings 

Senior Research Assistant

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Dr Amanda Cummings is a Senior Research Assistant for Theme 6 of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Wessex. Theme 6 is concerned with complexity and the patient experience at end of life.

Amanda obtained a degree in Medicine (BM) from the University of Southampton during which time she undertook a research project focusing on quality of life in children with nut allergy (& their mothers).

Amanda practiced medicine with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust before joining Macmillan Cancer Support as an information and support specialist in 2012 and University of Southampton Health Sciences as a senior research assistant in 2014.

Part of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group

Research interests

Research Interests:

  • Survivorship and self-management research following cancer treatment
  • Quality of life

Current Projects:
The Macmillan funded MSRG research programme is designed to inform the development of more efficient and effective services to support survivors and enhance their return to fulfilling lives through:

CREW: A UK prospective cohort of colorectal cancer patients to map restoration of health and well-being

Research Group

Cancer & Life Limiting Conditions

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Knibb RC, Ibrahim NF, Petley R, Cummings AJ, King RM, Roberts G, Erlewyn-Lajeunesse M, Lucas JS. (2013) Validation of the Paediatric Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire (PFA-QL). Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, May;24(3):288-92.

Knibb RC, Ibrahim NF, Stiefel G, Petley R, Cummings AJ, King RM, Keeton D, Brown L, Erlewyn-Lajeunesse M, Roberts G, Lucas JS. (2012) The psychological impact of diagnostic food challenges to confirm the resolution of peanut or tree nut allergy. Clinical and experimental allergy, Mar;42(3):451-9.

Cummings AJ, Knibb RC, Erlewyn-Lajeunesse M, King RM, Roberts G, Lucas JS. (2010) Management of nut allergy influences quality of life and anxiety in children and their mothers. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Jun;21(4 Pt 1):586-94.

Cummings AJ, Knibb RC, King RM, Lucas JS. (2010) The psychosocial impact of food allergy and food hypersensitivity in children, adolescents and their families: a review. Allergy, Aug;65(8):933-45.




Dr Amanda Cummings
Health Sciences Student Office University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 67/4053

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