About us Meet the team Office Abigail Shapiro 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.