Abigail is an ESRC-funded PhD student in the Department of Social Policy at LSE. Her research interests lie in poverty, inequality and food systems. She is particularly interested in childhood food insecurity and its immediate and long-term impacts for learning and health and well-being. Abigail is planning to use the Capability Approach to frame a participatory methods study to explore how secondary school governors in England conceptualise food insecurity, and how they enact their statutory duties for pupil health and wellbeing, specifically with regard to children eligible for free school meals. Before starting her PhD Abigail spent twenty years working with voluntary sector organisations, in policy, campaigning and research roles. For the last decade she has focused on policy and research related to food education and provision within the UK education system, specifically considering learning and health and wellbeing outcomes for children. Abigail completed both her undergraduate degree and MSc in Social Policy (Research) at the LSE.