Amanda Black is a certified athletic therapist trained in epidemiology and mixed methods research. She completed her BSc and MSc at York University and obtained her PhD from the University of Calgary in 2017. Amanda is a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Her research is applied with a focus primarily injury prevention, clinical intervention and implementation science. Her research in concussion spans across the spectrum of prevention with projects examining the epidemiology, diagnostic tools, and education to help manage concussion and tools to track recovery. Throughout her research training, she has worked as a Certified Athletic Therapist on the field and in the clinic. She also worked as a non-physician expert in the acute sport concussion clinic. Her research interests include: injury prevention, sports-related concussion management and education, injury surveillance methodology, behaviour change, evidence-based athletic therapy practices and protocols, knowledge translation, implementation science, evidence- based sports medicine and public health.
SHRed Injuries: Preventing Injuries and their Consequences in Youth Sport and Recreation
Implementation of Sport Specific Harmonized Concussion Protocols in Canada
Graduate Trainees: Heather Shepherd, Jocelyn McCallum, Taffin Evans, Dana Hunter
Laboratory: Clinical Intervention and Implementation (i3) lab
Publications: Google Scholar