Amanda McBride joined us as a Cumberland Lodge Scholar in September 2017. Challenging the dominant discourse of risk in alcohol research, her PhD focuses on developing a more nuanced understanding of how pleasure is constructed in social contexts. 

Currently based at Northumbria University, Amanda received her BA and MA in Religions and Theology from The University of Manchester, a PGCE from Newcastle University and an MSc in Psychology from Northumbria University.

She is a trustee and active member of the Newcastle Philosophy Society whose aim it is to promote collaborative philosophical enquiry in community settings and a Snowy Owl in her local Brownies pack.

Cumberland Lodge Scholar, 2017-19