Professor Abigail Davis

Pronouns: She/her
  • Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy
  • Professor of Practice

I joined CRSP in 1998.  My key area of interest is the application and development of the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) methodology, which has been my focus since 2006.  I lead the management and delivery of the core primary research on MIS, working with the team to conduct deliberative groups, compile and price budgets and analyse the findings. 

Using MIS as a starting point, my research has included looking at the additional and different costs of people in various locations, including households living in rural Englandremote ScotlandLondon and the States of Guernsey, and studies on the needs of foster carers and people living with sensory impairments.

I design, develop and deliver bespoke training in MIS methods for researchers in other countries, including work with teams on MIS projects in Austria, France, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, South Africa, Mexico, Singapore and Thailand.

My main research interests include lifestyles and living standards, poverty, inequality and social exclusion, budget standards and income adequacy.

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