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I joined the Department as a Lecturer in British Politics in 2015, having previously taught at the University of Bristol and the University of Birmingham.
My research addresses the intersection of social movement activity and policy and legislative processes. A key focus has been reproductive justice and abortion in the United Kingdom. My recent book, Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice (Bristol University Press, 2020) traces the history of abortion politics from the passage of the 1967 Abortion Act, to contemporary debates around decriminalisation, disability rights and sex-selective abortion. I am currently undertaking a project on LGBTQIA politics in the UK, with a particular focus on the recent wave of anti-trans activism.
Previous projects have explored the gendered nature of risk governance, the concept of 'resilience' in social policy, and the status of women in universities.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Menstrual Justice: Achieving the Right to a Good Period in low- and middle-income countries (MeJARa) (Originally EU application)
1/11/22 → 31/10/27
Project: EU Commission
1/06/21 → 30/11/21
The sex-selective abortion debate in the United Kingdom: Policy networks and intersectional practice
4/06/18 → 31/12/18
Project: Research council
Amery, F., Jan 2022, In: Political Studies Review. 20, 1, p. 30-32
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debateOpen Access13 Downloads (Pure)
Response to 'Women in the Profession? Assuming Gender in the Analysis of the Composition of UK Politics Departments'Pflaeger-Young, Z., Amery, F., Holden Bates, S., McKay, S. & Miller, C., 1 Feb 2021, In: Political Studies Review. 19, 1, p. 39-41 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debateOpen AccessFile21 Downloads (Pure)
Society or the Law? “No matter what law comes, this society won’t stop practicing Chhaupadi”: A discussion on the causes and implications of menstrual restrictions in the Dailekh District of NepalMcAllister, J., Channon, M., Puri, M., Amery, F. & Thomson, J., 2021, (Acceptance date) Dignity Without Danger. Routledge India
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Women in the Profession: An Update on the Gendered Composition of the Discipline and Political Science Departments in the UKPflaeger-Young, Z., Amery, F., Holden Bates, S., McKay, S., Miller, C., Billings, T., Hayton, R., Holt, M., Khatri, J., Marvin, M., Ogunsanya, L., Ramdehal, A. & Sullivan, R-L., 1 Feb 2021, In: Political Studies Review. 19, 1, p. 12-36 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access8 Citations (SciVal)94 Downloads (Pure)
Amery, F., 22 Jan 2020, Bristol: Bristol University Press. 234 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book