Amelia's PhD topic explores 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.
Uncertainty and controversy in political decision-making.
Why should sociology be interested in climate change?
Amelia Sharman, LSE Review of Books (book review), 19 October
We need to provide the space for constructive debates on climate change. Ignoring climate scepticism won’t make it go away
Amelia Sharman, British Politics and Policy at LSE (blog), 23 March
Sharman, A., and Holmes, J. 2010. Evidence-based policy or policy-based evidence gathering? Biofuels, the EU and the 10% target. Environmental Policy and Governance, v.20, pp.309-321. Download PDF of full document (256KB)
Lawrence, G., Sharman, A., and Chapple, B. July 2009. Flying the nest: an analysis of Kiwi firms delisting from the NZX. Ministry of Economic Development occasional paper 09/01, Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand. External link to full document