Laura is a passionate advocate of whole community approaches to social challenges. Her academic background combined with practitioner experience is rooted in harnessing research to inform best practice, using collaborative, asset-based methods.
She has worked to promote equality, diversity and inclusion since 2003 and has extensive experience in innovative, critical enquiry, programme design and evaluation for policy, private sector, practitioner and community-based organisations. She is focussed on understanding and developing proactive, practical and inclusive approaches to the stickiest topics – especially dis/misinformation, exploitation and hate – to create positive change.
Laura is an expert speaker, and enjoys engaging with a wide range of audiences including government, corporate, third sector and community organisations. She holds an Honorary Research Fellowship at the Department of Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, University of Liverpool.