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Amy Horton

IMG_6664.jpgDr Amy Horton

Lecturer in Economic Geography

Room G17

UCL Department of Geography
26 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AP.





Amy Horton joined UCL as a lecturer in economic geography in 2017, having completed her doctorate at Queen Mary, University of London. Her doctoral research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and involved fieldwork in the US and UK. She also spent two months visiting the University of British Columbia.

Amy has served as a committee member of the Economic Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society and is an affiliate of the Centre on Labour and Global Production at Queen Mary. She has been active within UCU in campaigns against casualisation and precarious work.

She received her previous degrees from Oxford University and King’s College London. After completing her master's, she worked for several years as a policy researcher and campaigner on issues relating to the international financial institutions, financial regulation, and extractive industries, with a focus on the relationships between the UK and EU, Latin America and central Africa.

With Jane Wills (2018) The Living Wage and In-Work Poverty. In: H. Lohmann and I. Marx, ed. Handbook on In-Work Poverty. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Read online / publisher's site.]

Amy’s research focuses on the interactions between finance, labour and care. It investigates the role of finance in the economy and society, and how social and labour movements seek to rework economies. Her doctorate examined financial investment in care homes for older people, as well as efforts by labour and community groups to ensure that care is valued more highly. Other work has explored the implications of living wage campaigns.

Amy is committed to developing research in collaboration with groups beyond academia, building on her experience of policy research, advocacy and media work in the past. She has presented her research to individuals and organisations involved in campaigns to change policy and culture in relation to care.

GEOG2010 Economic Geography I
GEOG3060 Economic Geography II