Fred Amonya (PhD)

A brief history of your career since leaving the University of Birmingham

I advise governments and private investors on infrastructure policy and management. I chair the committee on transport systems economics for the World Road Association, and teach public-private partnerships (PPP) to graduate students across the world. I am a chartered engineer and hold a PhD in policy science.

Skills and knowledge from your postgraduate degree have you used in your career so far

Skills in this job involve transport management and an understanding of, and ability to provide advice about policy.

Main work activities in your current role

Advising on policy.

A typical day in your job

A typical day involves a lot of meetings, but I always find at least two hours for deep thought.

Main challenges in your role

The complexity of politics can be an obstacle.

Why did this type of work appeal to you?

I love the potential of my job for improving the humanitarian conditions in the lower-income parts of the world.

Advice for students looking to enter this area of work?

Take physics seriously, and appreciate the beauty of maths.