Amanda Sheely is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Policy, where she began teaching in 2013. She is currently the course convener for the undergraduate courses on ‘Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Change’ and ‘Data Analysis for Social Policy.’ At the postgraduate level, Amanda leads seminars for the course, ‘Social (Dis)Advantage.’
Amanda studies social assistance programs for lone mothers, with a primary focus on the United States. Her work examines how devolution shapes policy implementation; the relationship between social assistance programs and low wage employment; and, the how the interaction between social assistance and criminal justice systems shapes outcomes among economically disadvantaged mothers.
Amanda’s research has been published in Social Work, Policy Studies Journal, and Women & Health. At LSE, Amanda is affiliated with the International Inequalities Institute, the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, and the US Centre.
Amanda supervises doctoral studies in areas including:
Lone mothers, poverty, precarious work, social assistance, survey data analysis.