Francesca Pia Vantaggiato

Lecturer in Public Policy

King's College London


Hello, welcome to my website. I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Public Policy at King’s College London (UK).

I study governance, public policy, and public administration. In particular, my research focuses on how policy actors address collective action problems, make policy decisions, and influence policy formulation. The policy actors I typically study are regulators or other type of bureaucrat, as they interact with each other and/or with other stakeholders and civil society.

My research agenda comprises three main strands: climate adaptation, where I study how actors achieve coordination and compromise over costs and benefits; regulation, where I study how regulators make decisions; and the civil service of the European Union, where I study how different governance actors (civil servants, regulators, interest groups, civil society) exploit the gaps between levels of governance to further their interests.


  • Public Policy
  • Governance
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Computational Social Science


  • PhD in Political Science, 2018

    University of East Anglia (UK)

  • MSc in International Business and Development, 2013

    University of Parma (Italy)

  • MA in European Studies, 2011

    University of Parma (Italy)


At King’s, I teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

At undergraduate level, I teach:

  • 5SSPP230: European Union: Power, Politics and Economics
  • 6SSPP388: Environmental Governance

At graduate level, I teach one of the core modules of the Masters in Public Policy:

  • 7SSPP002: Comparative Public Policy


RISER SF Bay - Resilient Infrastructures as Seas Rise.

The governance of sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Governance of Sea Level Rise for Transportation Corridors across California

This project investigates the governance structure surrounding specific transportation corridors that are impacted by sea level rise in …