Abbie holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Master of Arts in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice (Distinction) from Keele University. She is currently a first-year PhD student within the School of Law, supervised by Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner and Professor Anthony Wrigley. Abbie’s research, ‘Vaccine distribution from the WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: securing global health justice?’, aims to critically evaluate vaccine distribution from the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework. Whilst the focus of Abbie’s research is limited to influenza pandemic preparedness, its outcomes will have far reaching implications within the field of Global Health due to its relevance to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other potential future pandemics. Abbie’s research interests are mainly situated within the field of Global Health Law: namely pandemic influenza preparedness; global health justice; access to vaccines; and the securitisation of global health. She also has an interest in Human Rights Law and the relationship between Law and Ethics. Further Information During her time at Keele University, Abbie has been the recipient of a number of awards including: Oxford University Press Prize (2015/2016); The Maxwell Law Prize (2017/2018) and The Patrick Thornberry Prize (2020).
In February 2020, Abbie attended the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference. She had the opportunity to present her research paper, ‘Against the Securitisation of Pandemic Influenza’, as part of the Medical Law Panel and engage with members of the general public through a Question and Answer session.