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Professor of Critical Social Psychology and Health, Keele University

Abigail is a critical social/health psychologist and has research interests around gender, identity, parenting and qualitative methodologies. Her current research work focuses on societal constructions of ‘good’ motherhood’ and ‘good fatherhood’, and she has applied this lens to issues around stay-at-home-dads, infant feeding and the timing of motherhood. Abigail is committed to a vision of psychology as a broad and diverse discipline. Abigail has strong links with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is currently Deputy-Chair of the BPS Research Board and a Trustee.

Research areas:
Gender, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Parenting, Identity, Social and Health Psychology.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, University of Bradford