Amelia joined CCCU in September 2013, after enjoying work in Brussels at the VUB and the IES. She was awarded a second Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs in August 2014 for her 3-year programme of cutting edge teaching, learning, research and debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. In addition to founding the Energy and Governance Group at CCCU, Amelia was also recently made a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Amelia combines research, teaching, consultancy and doctoral supervision on key aspects of European foreign affairs. Her areas of expertise include Common Security and Defence Policy, EU-Russia Energy Relations, EU Neighbourhood Policy, EU Development policy (with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa), the strategic role of the Arctic, and the role of energy security within the broader framework of EU foreign policy, and energy governance. Additional areas of interest include foreign policy analysis, international and diplomatic history, International Relations theory, the Commonwealth and a burgeoning curiosity in EU education policy.
Amelia is regularly called upon as a guest lecturer, supervisor, and consultant on a wide range of EU foreign affairs, including the work of the European External Action Service (EEAS), UK and EU security and defence, EU energy security and Neighborhood Policy. She is currently completing research monographs on the development and application of sovereignty, contemporary foreign policy analysis, the foreign policy of EU Member States, as well as articles on EU-Russian energy geopolitics and a retrospective of the EU's neighbourhood policy.