Laura received a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Sport Science and an MSc (distinction) in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology from Bangor University. Following this, she worked as a Research Assistant at Bangor University before taking a Research Associate post funded by the ESRC at the University of Birmingham. She is currently a PhD student working with Dr. Nikos Ntoumanis, Prof. Joan Duda and Dr. Brandon Stewart. The PhD is examining goal striving in sport and is funded by the ESRC. Laura has presented her work at several national and international conferences. This includes placing 5th in the Young Investigator’s Award at the European College of Sports Sciences in Barcelona, June 2013.
Outside of academia, Laura has worked as a Sailing Instructor for 8 years. She is also a qualified hockey coach, coaching junior, county and adult teams. She enjoys hockey, loves Everton FC, good food and wine and being outdoors.