- Position: Student
- Department: School of Education and Communities
- Affiliation: University of East London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Biographical info: Abigail Lennox is a PhD candidate at the University of East London (UEL), who is leading research to improve menstrual health outcomes in the UK. Her doctoral project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and aims to address the urgent need to dismantle societal taboos and reshape public understanding of menstruation in the UK. Abigail's approach integrates critical frameworks with decolonial perspectives. She analyses successful menstrual health strategies from the Global South, drawing upon the capabilities approach, and explores their potential for adaptation and integration within the Global North. Her approach aims to ignite a global discourse, fostering a profound exchange of knowledge and experiences across regions, going beyond merely eradicating stigma. Alongside her doctoral research endeavours, Abigail actively contributes to localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the diverse London boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets. Over the past five years, she has collaborated with numerous grassroots organisations and tailored the SDGs to empower marginalised communities and ensure their inclusive participation in social progress. Her dedication was recognised with the prestigious University of East London Public & Community Engagement Awards, where she won the Student Award in 2022/23- a testament to her sustained and transformative impact. Abigail holds an MSc in International Social and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) in International Development with NGO Management from the University of East London. She also has over a decade of experience working in the third sector, holding leadership roles in tackling critical social issues like homelessness and human trafficking.
Agency, Dignity, Menstrual Health, Sustainable Human Development, Horizontal Inequality.
Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Network Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Ethics and Development Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach Gender and Sexuality Health and Disability Horizontal Inequality Human Rights Human Security Participatory Methods Quantitative Research Methods Sustainable Human Development Technology, Innovation & Design Work and Employment