Amanda Ptolomey


Amanda Ptolomey’s research aims to facilitate the co-production of new knowledge about transitions from primary to secondary school from the perspectives of children and young people. In addition to generating new knowledge, her research aims to demonstrate ways to employ participatory approaches to support the improvement of outcomes in practice. As part of the research process, children and young people will generate and consider practical recommendations for change.

Amanda joins the project with a background in researching, creating, and leading innovative community development projects, locally, nationally, and internationally. Experience facilitating community development initiatives using assets based approaches and participatory action research has led to a commitment to stimulating the production of new knowledge from seldom heard perspectives.

Following the completion of a MSc in Citizenship and Human Rights (with Distinction) at Glasgow Caledonian University, Amanda is based within the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, University of Glasgow.