Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Fran Amery

A lecturer in British politics, with expertise in gender, governance and public policy.

Frances Amery

LecturerBA, MA, PhD, FHEA

1 West North 4.28a
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5534



Dr Amery joined the Department in January 2015, having previously taught at the University of Bristol. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Birmingham.

Dr Amery's research explores the role of ideas in the policy process, with a particular focus on social justice and equality claims.

She is currently researching sexual and reproductive health policy, and the role of activists and practitioners in its creation, implementation and contestation. A further project concerns the rise of resilience-thinking and its move into social policy.

She has previously conducted research on the parliamentary politics of abortion, human fertilisation and embryology policy, and the status of women in universities, and is a former Co-Convenor of the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group.

Research interests

  • Gender
  • Governance
  • Social justice
  • Health policy
  • Resilience

Research projects

  • Social justice claims in public policy
  • Activism around sexual and reproductive health
  • Resilience-thinking in social policy


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