Dr Amanda Sheely

Dr Amanda Sheely

Associate Professor

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Welfare reform, Social assistance, Lone mothers, Low wage employment

About me

Amanda Sheely is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy, where she began teaching in 2013. 

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.

Expertise Details

Welfare reform; social assistance; lone mothers; low wage employment