Laura is funded by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). Before joining Birmingham, she held postdoctoral posts at University of Warwick Medical School (2018-2020) and London School of Economics' (LSE) Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (2017-2018).
While at Warwick, she contributed to a mixed-methods evaluation of a workplace health and wellbeing intervention that was funded by the Department of Work and Pensions. She is now PI on an extension of this workplace project, which is funded by the NIHR Prevent Consortium.
At LSE, she co-developed and evaluated a mobile phone application that tracks mood and behaviour on a John Templeton Foundation Happiness and Wellbeing Programme grant. She is now co-PI on a project funded by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing on community wellbeing.
Her PhD at LSE was fully funded by a school scholarship and investigated the relative income effect in wellbeing research.
Laura has a private sector background in medical, financial, and technology research, including project management, recruitment and training, and quality control.