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.