Charles Abbot

POLISS research theme

Smart Specialisation Strategies Between Experimentation and Governance Failures

Host institution

University of Stavanger

Secondment institutions

Academic: London School of Economics and Political Science
Non-academic: Rogaland County Council

Supervisory team


Charles Abbott has an MSc in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberdeen, the thesis of which considered the securitisation of water in the context of climate change, with specific consideration of water security in Central Asia. He also has an MA in European Studies from the same university. Charles originally hails from Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland, although was based in Brussels prior to arriving in Stavanger, having a number of years’ experience working in Scottish economic development and European collaborative innovation projects.