Goodall, Amanda

Lawrence Trainor

Amanda Goodall left high school at 16 and worked as a fashion model until the mid 1980s.  She then lived in India on a small development project, and for a number of years worked with campaigning organizations back in the UK.  At age 33 Amanda went to university—the London School of Economics—and graduated with a first-class honors degree.  Following the degree she worked with Anthony Giddens, director of the London School of Economics, as part of the top management team, and later with the president of Warwick University.  In 2004 Amanda started a Ph.D. at Warwick Business School which she completed in 2007.  She is currently a Leverhulme Fellow located at Warwick Business School in the UK.  Recently she has held Visiting Fellowships at Cornell University and the University of Zurich.  Her work is available at

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