Amy has extensive experience in drowning prevention research, policy and practice. She has authored 19 peer-reviewed articles to date as well as 51 professional reports, and has been a lead author and presenter on 48 conference papers, both domestically and internationally.
She has been involved in the development of the suite of Australian Standards on Personal Flotation Devices and the review of Standards Associated with the Safety of Private Swimming Pools. Amy has been a key contributor to the Australian Water Safety Strategies 2008-2011, 2012-2015 and 2016-2020.
In her current position as National Manager – Research and Policy with Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, her duties include the production of the National Drowning Report, maintaining the National Fatal Drowning Database, analysing policy and evaluating drowning prevention programs.
She is currently a PhD candidate at James Cook University. Her research focusses on the epidemiology, risk factors and strategies for prevention of river drowning deaths in Australia.