Abigail Gregory

  • Research interests

    Abigail Gregory's research covers a cross-disciplinary field including Sociology (family and work), Management Studies, Industrial Relations and Area Studies. After publishing for a number of years on trends and practices in working time and women’s employment, her research interests are now in the area of comparative gender relations and systems, fatherhood and work-family policies and practices at European Union level and in its member states. She is an associate editor of Gender, Work and Organization.

    She has carried out research (with Sue Milner, University of Bath) into changing policies and practices concerning fathers at work and at home, and into work-life balance during recession (with Sue Milner and Jan Windebank [University of Sheffield] and is a member of the Work-Family Research Network and Social Policy Association.

    Impact work and current projects

    Abigail is currently working on projects relating to work-life balance in the creative industries, and fathers and social capital.

    Recent publications

    • Books
    • Journal articles
    • Book chapters


    Journal articles

    • Milner, S., Gregory, A. (2015), Fathers, care and family policy in France: an unfinished revolution?, Families, Relationships and Societies, Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 197-208.
    • Milner, S., Gregory, A. (2014), Gender equality bargaining in France and the UK: an uphill struggle?, Journal of Industrial Relations, Volume 56, Number 2, pp. 246-263.
    • Gregory, A., Milner, S. E., Windebank, J. (2013), Work-life balance in times of economic crisis and austerity, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 33, Numbers 9-10, pp. 528-541.
    • Gregory, A., Milner, S.(2011), What is "new" about fatherhood? The social construction of fatherhood in France and the UK, Men and Masculinities, Volume 14, Number 5, pp. 588-606.

    Book chapters

    • Gregory, A. (forthcoming), Work-life balance, in S. Edgell, E. Granter, H. Gottfried (eds.), Handbook of Sociology, New York : Sage.
    • Milner, S., Gregory, A. (2012), Men's work life choices: supporting fathers at work in France and Britain, in P. McDonald, E. Jeanes (eds.), Men, Wage Work and Family, London : Routledge/Taylor and Francis, pp. 50-64.