Dr Valentina Amuso
Room: 2.07, 36-38 Gordon Square
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.
- Journal articles
- Amuso, V. and Baron, I. Z. (2023) ‘Disruptive Technology and Regulatory Conundrums: The Emerging Governance of Virtual Currencies’, Governance, Early View.
- Amuso, V., Poletti, G. and Montibello, D. (2021) ‘Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: What are the Benefits for SMEs?’, Global Policy (Practitioner Commentary), 12(1), pp. 167–170.
- Amuso, V., Poletti, G. and Montibello, D. (2019) ‘The Digital Economy: Opportunities and Challenges’, Global Policy (Practitioner Commentary), 11(1), pp. 124–127.
I currently teach two undergraduate modules: ‘Public Sector Economics’ (POLS0081) and ‘International Political Economy’ (POLS0043).