Amy Mackelden

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United Kingdom
Cardiff University, Sunderland University
The Below Deck Franchise, Hallmark Movies, Disability Rights
  • Amy's interviews for Nicki Swift include Jessica Chastain, Jessica Alba, Ralph Fiennes, Audrina Patridge, and the cast of Selling Sunset. She's also interviewed Jennifer Aniston, Emma Thompson, Penn Badgley, and Ellen Pompeo.
  • In 2015, she delivered an academic paper at Kimposium, the world's first Kardashian conference, which took place at Brunel University in London.
  • Amy co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness (2020), and she once published a (truly terrible) short biography of Adele.


As an entertainment journalist, Amy has written for ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, People, The Independent, Heat, HelloGiggles, Shondaland, The Guardian, and Bustle. Amy regularly writes about her experience as a disabled person living with multiple sclerosis, ADHD, PCOS, and anxiety, with bylines at Healthline, Byrdie, the MS Society, The Paper Gown, and SingleCare. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness and had an essay published in Routledge's HBO's Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power.


Amy holds a degree in English literature and an M.A. in the teaching and practice of creative writing, both from Cardiff University. She also holds a teaching qualification from Sunderland University and undertook Columbia University's short course in narrative medicine in 2019.
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