Abigail Wood

Research Assistant

Veterans & Families Institute for Military Social Research

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Research Supervision:Yes

Abigail is a research assistant at the Veterans & Families Institute for Military Social Research, with a background in public policy.


Abigail's current research interests include examining the prevention of inappropriate sexual behaviours in a military context and the impact of parental military service on service children. Previous research focused on understanding the impact of Universal Credit on single-parent and coupled-parent families.

Research interests

  • Military veterans and families
  • Prevention and intervention strategies for inappropriate sexual behaviour
  • Military Civilian Transition
  • Universal Credit and families


  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, King’s College London (2015-2018)
  • MSc Public Policy, University College London (2018-2019)