Amanda Boyes started working at USC in 2013 and joined the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute in 2016. As a Research Assistant (Youth Mental Health), Amanda is responsible for supporting a range of research activities, including participant recruitment and assessments, data gathering and analysis, assisting with the preparation of journal articles, and liaising with other members of staff and external organisations. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Major) (Honours) and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours). Her recent honours project looked at orbitofrontal cortical thickness, executive functioning and psychological distress in early adolescence. She has worked in a variety of administrative roles, and criminology research assistant positions in Australia and overseas.
- Golden Key International Honour Society (Member), joined 2006
- International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) Member, joined 2019
- USC Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Service, A$5,000, awarded 2015