Abigail Watson

Research Officer, Remote Control Project

Abigail Watson started her role as Research Officer at Remote Control in July 2016. Before this, she worked at the Family and Childcare Trust, researching, and advocating for improvements in, childcare and family policy in the UK. Prior to that role, she worked on the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index, an index rating 146 countries in the world on their ability to provide prosperity for their citizens. She focused on using the data collected in the index to assess the policy implications and make policy recommendations to improve global prosperity.

Abigail is also a freelance writer at Future Foreign Policy, writing on issues such as the new challenges to international humanitarian law and Britain’s foreign, security and defence policy.

Abigail holds an MA (with Distinction) in Contemporary European Studies, with a trans-Atlantic track, from the University of Bath and a BA in Politics from the University of York.