Researcher

Associate Professor Abigail Powell

My Expertise

Abigail is a leading researcher in equality and social policy, with a passion for social justice. Abigail is an expert in the gender division of labour (in the home and workplace), youth studies and complex evaluation and impact measurement. Abigail also has a keen interest in organisational governance, leadership, collaboration and workforce capacity in the social purpose sector. Abigail has attracted research income over $3million in these areas, working with, and delivering research for government, not-for-profits and industry. This includes National Australia Bank (NAB), Macquarie Group Foundation, Homelessness NSW, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission, the Fair Work Commission, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Good Shepherd Microfinance, headspace and beyondblue.  Abigail has published widely in sociology, social sciences, management and industrial relations journals, as well as producing accessible publications, such as The Travel Companion: Your guide to working with others for social outcomes.

 

Abigail currently holds an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) titled ‘Promoting work-life balance: do flexible work arrangements really work for employees in Australia?’ Prior to joining CSI, Abigail worked at the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW and at Loughborough University in the UK. Abigail has a PhD in Social Sciences and an MA in Research Methods (Social Policy).

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Abigail is a leading researcher in equality and social policy, with a passion for social justice. Abigail is an expert in the gender division of labour (in the home and workplace), youth studies and complex evaluation and impact measurement. Abigail also has a keen interest in organisational governance, leadership, collaboration and workforce capacity in the social purpose sector. Abigail has attracted research income over $3million in these...view more

Abigail is a leading researcher in equality and social policy, with a passion for social justice. Abigail is an expert in the gender division of labour (in the home and workplace), youth studies and complex evaluation and impact measurement. Abigail also has a keen interest in organisational governance, leadership, collaboration and workforce capacity in the social purpose sector. Abigail has attracted research income over $3million in these areas, working with, and delivering research for government, not-for-profits and industry. This includes National Australia Bank (NAB), Macquarie Group Foundation, Homelessness NSW, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission, the Fair Work Commission, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Good Shepherd Microfinance, headspace and beyondblue.  Abigail has published widely in sociology, social sciences, management and industrial relations journals, as well as producing accessible publications, such as The Travel Companion: Your guide to working with others for social outcomes.

 

Abigail currently holds an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) titled ‘Promoting work-life balance: do flexible work arrangements really work for employees in Australia?’ Prior to joining CSI, Abigail worked at the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW and at Loughborough University in the UK. Abigail has a PhD in Social Sciences and an MA in Research Methods (Social Policy).

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Location

Centre for Social Impact
UNSW Sydney
Sydney NSW 2052

Contact

+61 2 8936 0916
+61 2 8936 0920