Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Frances Amery

Lecturer in British Politics

Frances Amery


1 West North 4.28
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.

She is also Co-Convener of the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group.

Dr Amery's research explores the role of ideas in the policy process, with a particular focus on gender and women's movement activism. She is currently working on a project which assesses the role of activists and practitioners in the creation of sexual and reproductive health policy. She has previously conducted research on the parliamentary politics of abortion, human fertilisation and embryology policy, and the status of women in universities.

Research interests

  • British politics
  • Gender
  • Social movements
  • Discourse
  • Health policy
  • Resilience


Book Sections

Amery, F., Bates, S., Jenkins, L. and Savigny, H., 2015. Metaphors on women in academia:a review of the literature, 2004-2013. In: Demos, V. and Segal, M., eds. At the Center.Vol. 20. Emerald Press, pp. 247-267. (Advances in Gender Research; 20)


Amery, F., 2016. Book review of 'Gender, Power and Political Speech: Women and Language in the 2015 UK General Election.'. Parliamentary Affairs

Evans, E. and Amery, F., 2016. Gender and politics in the UK:banished to the sidelines. European Political Science, 15 (3), pp. 314-321.

Amery, F., 2015. Intersectionality as Disarticulatory Practice:Sex-Selective Abortion and Reproductive Politics in the United Kingdom. New Political Science, 37 (4), pp. 509-524.

Conference or Workshop Items

Amery, F., 2016. Shrinking the State:Implementing Equality in English Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy post-NHS Reforms.

Amery, F., 2016. Bending gender equality around neoliberalism:Why feminist political scientists need to pay attention to risk. In: PSA 66th Annual International Conference, 2016-03-21 - 2016-03-23, Hilton Brighton Metropole & The Grand Brighton.

Amery, F., 2015. Gendering policy in Parliament and the Department of Health:The case of the Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England. In: Political Studies Association conference, 2015-03-30 - 2015-04-01, Town Hall and City Hall.

Amery, F., 2015. Risk, resilience and reproductive citizenship:Sexual and reproductive health policy in the United Kingdom. In: Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty conference, 2015-04-08 - 2015-04-10, University of Stuttgart.

Non-academic press

Amery, F., Happer, C., Lees, C., McAngus, C., Cutts, D., Shaw, E., Thomson, J., Van Reenan, J., Tonge, J., Thompson, L., Saward, M., Matthews, N., Lynch, P., Murray, R., Scully, R., Whiting, S., Wilks-Heeg, S. and Honeyman, V., 2015. Election 2015:Conservatives gain in England, SNP rampant across Scotland – experts react. The Conversation

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