Dr Amanda Pigott

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Amanda has extensive experience as an Occupational Therapist with expertise in the management of cancer symptoms and side effects with a focus on lymphoedema. Amanda completed her PhD in 2010 with a focus on improving cancer-related fatigue for people undergoing radiotherapy. Amanda worked as the Team Leader Consultant in the Lymphoedema service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital from 2008-2018.

In 2018 Amanda commenced her employment as an Occupational Therapy Conjoint Research Fellow between the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland and the Princess Alexandra Hospital Occupational Therapy Department. Amanda’s research interests focus on improving health care in lymphoedema, managing the side effects of cancer and the delivery of occupational therapy within an public hospital setting.

Amanda is an active member of Occupational Therapy Australia and delivers regular training in oedema management for members. Amanda is a member of the Australasian Lymphology Association and an active member of its research committee.

Research Interests

  • Improving health care for people with lymphoedema
  • Head and neck lymphoedema
  • Managing the side effects of cancer
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • The delivery of occupational therapy within a public hospital setting


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2020) Doctor Philosophy

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

  • (2020) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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