Dr Amy O'Donnell

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Dr Amy O’Donnell is an NIHR School for Primary Care Research Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University. She has a particular interest in research to accelerate the implementation of evidence-based substance use interventions in healthcare settings. Her current research portfolio comprises: two NIHR SCPR Post-doctoral Fellowship studies ((1) Normalisation Process Theory-informed patient interviews exploring experiences of alcohol interventions in primary care; (2) Interrupted Time Series analysis to assess the impact of financial incentives on alcohol intervention delivery in England); EU ATTUNE study to investigate pathways to stimulant use across Europe; ORBITAL initiative to develop a core outcome set for brief intervention research; and a RE-AIM informed population survey of the implementation of alcohol interventions in the UK, Sweden and Netherlands. She has previously managed national policy evaluations for the UK Department for Work and Pensions and the UK Government Equalities Office.