Abigail Knight


Abigail Knight

Core Researcher of Families and Food

Abigail is Core Researcher on the Novella node project entitled 'Families and Food: Methodological innovations for studying habitual practices'. As a social historian and sociologist, this project combines many of her interests in its focus on using archival and historical data to study the everyday habitual food practices of families throughout different points in time.

Abigail Knight is a Research Officer with a background in history, sociology, social policy and social work. She has worked as a qualitative social researcher with children, young people and their families for over 15 years and has been based at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, for most of these. She has worked on a number of projects, including teenage pregnancy among young people in and leaving care; advocacy for children in need; emotional wellbeing of young people seeking asylum and the school holiday provision of disabled children and their families.

More recently, Abigail has worked on the 'Food Practices of Working Families with Young Children' Project, funded by DH/FSA and ESRC. She is interested in methodological questions in carrying out research with children and families, including ethical considerations, and in subjects related to the sociological study of childhood and family life, including adult-child relations.

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