Abigail became a member of the research team at the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) in 2000.
 
Her research interests include lifestyles and living standards, poverty and social exclusion. Since 2006 she has specialised in research on budget standards and income adequacy.
Since joining CRSP Abigail has worked on a range of quantitative and qualitative research projects including national and local evaluations, a meta-analysis of US mandatory welfare-to-work programmes and an ESRC-funded study looking at people’s perceptions of risk.

Abigail leads the qualitative element of the Minimum Income Standards Research. She is also responsible for devising and delivering training packages on developing budget standards using the MIS approach for researchers in other countries. Collaborations include work in Austria, France, Japan, Portugal, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa.

For the latest information about CRSP Research please go to http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/crsp/research/