Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW
Abigail is an Associate Professor and Research Director at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI). Abigail has over 15 years experience as an academic researcher and her expertise includes gender and women in the workplace, work-life balance, young people and social policy.
Abigail's recent research projects are about social housing pathways, whether flexible work arrangements really promote work-life balance for employees; women's recruitment, retention and progress in the construction industry; supporting young people within their families and communities to be socially and economically engaged; and understanding what it takes to work together and collaborate with others to create change for social purpose.
Abigail has a PhD in Social Sciences (Loughborough University), an MA in Research Methods (University of Nottingham) and BA (Hons) in Social and Political Studies (University of Sheffield).
A need to manage waiting lists, rather than ensuring positive outcomes for tenant households, strongly influences social housing policy, newly published research finds. This situation is not only a result of operational...