Dr Amanda Pigott

Honorary Research Fellow

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


Amanda Pigott (BOccThy, PhD) is an occupational therapist with over 20 years’ experience in oedema and lymphoedema management. Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and a PhD obtained studying the side effects of cancer treatment. Amanda is passionate about improving oedema management. To progress this passion, she actively works as a specialist clinician, is a key researcher in the field of lymphoedema and delivers education through training and conference presentations.

  • As a clinician, Amanda works in the public sector as a clinical specialist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital cancer-related lymphoedema clinic.
  • As a researcher, Amanda holds a position as an honorary research fellow at the University of Queensland. She has been involved in research projects securing over $590, 000 in research funding through competitive grants. As a researcher, Amanda ranks in the top 2.5% of published authors worldwide on lymphoedema from 2013 through 2023 (expertscape.com)
  • As an educator, Amanda has been delivering oedema management training since 2012. She has provided training to public and private organisations. Her training is regularly delivered via Occupational Therapy Australia. Amanda also delivers lectures and tutorials to undergraduate Occupational Therapy students addressing the occupational therapy role in cancer care, palliative care and management of complex conditions.

Amanda was awarded the Contribution to Lymphology Research award from the Australasian Lymphology Association in 2019 in recognition of conducting, publishing and presenting lymphoedema related research to promote or support evidence based practice in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and management of lymphoedema. She was awarded the Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to study techniques in head and neck lymphoedema assessment and treatment methods.

Amanda is an active member of the Australasian Lymphology Association through her roles on the research committee and conference scientific committees. Most recently, Amanda was appointed as the chair of the 2024 scientific 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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  • (2020) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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