Abigail's career in public affairs and media relations includes extensive experience of the education sector through spending time working at both the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Abigail has previously worked in Westminster and Washington DC.  In recent years, Abigail's role as a freelance communications consultant has included work for GMPTE and Manchester City Council. 

Abigail is a graduate of the prestigious Politics and Parliamentary Studies course at Leeds University. 

From September 1st 2016, Abigail has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a lay member of the General Assembly of the University of Manchester.