Associate Professor & Deputy Director at UCL Centre for Inclusive Education and UCL Institute of Education’s Vice Dean (Enterprise)
18 Nov 2021
Dr. Amelia Roberts is an Associate Professor at UCL, Deputy Director of UCL Centre for Inclusive Education and UCL Institute of Education’s Vice Dean (Enterprise). Dr Amelia Roberts’ research focuses on knowledge exchange and reflective practice to support teachers of vulnerable pupils and covers inclusive education, Lesson Study, Autism and whole school approaches to Social, Emotional and Mental Health. She leads on the Knowledge Exchange programme ‘Supporting Wellbeing, Emotional Resilience and Learning’ currently funded by the DfE Ipswich Opportunity Area across 40 schools and the three year John Cass foundation funded project ‘Pathways to work for care leavers’.
Amelia leads on the Youth Endowment Foundation funded evaluation of the Evening Standard’s ‘The Excluded Initiative’, focused on developing new approaches to reducing exclusions. She is currently part of the research team on ‘Wellbeing and Behaviour: Identifying interventions for positive participation for young people at risk of exclusion in school in order to reduce adverse long term societal impact’ and Co-I on a 5-year funded evaluation of the ‘CLAP for Youth’ pathways to work project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Amelia has worked with the Department for Education on a number of projects, including co-writing two reports for Whole School SEND and is currently an Inclusion Expert for the Standards and Testing Agency. Amelia led on the weekly publication of resources to help schools and families during Covid-19 related school disruption and now leads the ‘Back on Track’ project. She has spoken recently on Sky News, BBC South East today and BBC Radio on this and other topics. As part of her UCL role, she regularly visits the Falkland Islands and has worked with UNICEF in the Sultanate of Oman on an ‘Inclusive Classrooms’ project and led on an inclusive education project evaluation in Moldova with JK Rowling’s charity ‘The Lumos Foundation’. In 2019, Amelia spoke in Singapore as part of AWWA’s ‘Inclusion Expert’ Series.