Originally from Ireland, Dr. O'Donnell has lived in the United States since 2001. She spent several years in Boston before relocating to the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina in 2005 for graduate school. Amanda originally graduated with a professional degree in Speech and Language Therapy/Pathology (B.Sc. Clinical Speech and Language Studies) from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and later obtained a second professional degree, the clinical doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Since 2010 she has worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill. She splits her time between clinic and classroom, working with graduate students in both settings. At the UNC Hearing and Communication Center she performs diagnostic tests, provides audiologic rehabilitation, visits retirement communities, and works with patients and their hearing aids to optimize their communicative abilities.