Amelia Sharman

Research student, LSE

Amelia Sharman

Amelia’s PhD topic explored decision-making by public policymakers in relation to climate change. She is especially interested in the role that climate scepticism plays in shaping public policy debates and decisions over climate change.

Amelia is the recipient of an LSE PhD scholarship and is supervised by Dr Richard Perkins.


Amelia has a Master of Science (MSc) (Distinction) in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) (Hons) in Geography from the University of Auckland.

Amelia has worked as a Senior Policy Advisor at the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development and as a Sustainability Specialist for the International Hydropower Association.

Research interests

  • Climate scepticism;
  • Evidence-based policy;
  • Uncertainty and controversy in political decision-making.