Department of Political Science


Dr Valentina Amuso

Valentina wears a black blazer, has long brown wavy hair and smiles into the camera
Lecturer (Teaching) in Political Economy and Comparative Politics
Room: G.04, 36-38 Gordon Square
Email: v.amuso@ucl.ac.uk


I am a Lecturer (Teaching) in in the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy at UCL. I earned my PhD in Government and International Affairs from Durham University. I hold an MSc in International Political Economy from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I also have an MA in International Relations and a BA in Political Science from La Sapienza University of Rome.


My research focuses on the role of government agencies in shaping regulatory approaches to innovation, as well as the decision-making mechanisms that underpin these approaches. In my research I discuss how regulatory agencies evaluate technologies and innovation, as well as the factors that influence their decisions. I also conduct research on the communication of innovation, with a particular focus on how communication is tailored to specific audiences.


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I currently teach two undergraduate modules: ‘Public Sector Economics’ (POLS0081) and ‘International Political Economy’ (POLS0043).