Prior to joining LIS, Amelia was an LSE Fellow in Social Policy. She holds a PhD in Education Policy and Programme Evaluation and a master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology, both from Harvard University. During her studies, she was a Harvard Inequality and Social Policy Fellow, as well as a junior visiting scholar in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford. Amelia also has a first class degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford.
Amelia has studied a wide range of issues related to the adaptation of education systems to emerging and future conditions. Her dissertation traced contemporary changes in upper secondary education, including the “hybridisation” of academic and vocational education. Her work has been published in both academic and practitioner books and journals and recognised by an award from the American Political Science Association. She is the co-author of Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World.
Amelia joined Harvard from Innovation Unit, a non-profit consultancy based in London which works on transformation in education, health, and social services. Beyond Innovation Unit, Amelia has been commissioned by international and national organisations including the OECD, the RSA, and Nesta.
Amelia has taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard, the University of Bristol, and the London School of Economics. She has also been an intervention teacher for 11 to 16-year-olds in a state secondary school here in the UK.