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Professor of the Future of Work, Newcastle University

Abigail is currently Professor of the Future of Work at Newcastle University Business School. Prior to this she was Associate Dean Business Engagement and Director of the DBA Programme at Stirling Management School. Abigail’s has also been the Director of Research and Doctoral Programmes (including C17 REF co-ordinator for Heriot-Watt) at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University (2017-2019). Between 2002 and 2017 Abigail was employed within the School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. Abigail has also been employed at the University of Edinburgh (1995-1999) and the University of Strathclyde (1999-2002).

Abigail has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Studies, Work, Employment and Society and the International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management and currently sits on the editorial boards of New Technology, Work and Employment; Team Performance Management and Leadership, Education and Personality: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Abigail regular appearances on the BBC Radio Scotland, discussing issues relating to employment and work. I am the Chair of a Panel on Working Life Challenges for the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), and an External advisor on projects at Roskilde University Denmark and Ostfold University College, Norway. Since 2016 I have been a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Scottish Government of New Social Security Powers and was an advisor on the (2012) Scottish Government’s Mental Health Strategy (2012-2015).


  • –present
    Professor of Work and Employment Studies, Heriot Watt University


  • 2005 
    University of Strathclyde, PhD HRM