Amy obtained her B.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) from the University of Leicester and subsequently a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Genetics. Amy specialises in generating and utilising large collections of variants. Currently based in Cardiff School of Biosciences, Amy is generating a large collection of Dictyostelium variants as a community resource. The social amoeba, Dictyostelium, is an amenable and economical model especially for studying process involved in human health and disease.
Amy also organises the popular engagement series, Cardiff sciSCREEN. Cardiff sciSCREEN is a cross-disciplinary programme that used local academic expertise to discuss themes and issues raised by contemporary cinema in an entertaining and informative way.