Amy Silva-Smith

Edinburgh Napier University Scholar Award, Edinburgh Napier University - Adult Health and Nursing

Amy is a nurse researcher interested in developing strategies to initiate and maintain physical activity after stroke. Her clinical practice as a nurse practitioner spanned 21 years of her overall nursing career, 33 years. In addition to current work, she has engaged in projects with stroke caregivers as they begin the new role and older adults studying their participation in prevention and screening tests. Amy has served in numerous administrative roles including interim dean, associate dean for academic affairs and operations, and department chair. She has received over $1 million in external funding and was named the Carole Schoffstall Endowed Professor in 2020. Her hobbies include cycling, hiking, kayaking, weaving and knitting.