Dr Laura Noszlopy

Dr Laura Noszlopy

Department of Social Work and Social Care
Research Fellow

Contact details

Department of Social Work and Social Care
School of Social Policy
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Laura Noszlopy is Research Fellow on ‘'The contribution of social work to older people's wellbeing' (also known as SWOP), a project funded by the NIHC School for School Care Research, and led by Dr Denise Tanner (University of Birmingham), Dr Paul Wallis (University of Bristol), and Gerry Nosowska (Effective Practice).

A qualitative researcher with a doctorate in sociocultural anthropology, Laura has worked on a wide range of interdisciplinary, intercultural projects as a researcher, editor and translator, and as a project manager in higher education, publishing and NGO settings. She has worked for many years on cultural politics, social policy, and environmental issues in Southeast Asia and Europe. Laura has recently shifted her research focus to UK social policy and the law in relation to social care, having worked on a Birmingham Law School project on the impact of Covid-19 emergency legislation on social care provision between November 2020 and June 2022. 

Laura is also facilitator for the Criminal Law Reform Now Network, based at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and Birmingham Law School.


  • PhD University of East Anglia
  • MA University of East Anglia
  • BA Hons School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


Laura’s background spans arts, humanities and social sciences and she values genuinely interdisciplinary collaborative research. Prior to her work with the School of Social Policy, Laura worked on the ESRC-funded ‘Removing rights from the vulnerable: the impact of Covid-19 social care ‘easements’ project at Birmingham Law School. Prior to this, she was project manager and postdoctoral researcher for ‘Enabling Wayang to Contribute to Environmental Discourse in Indonesia’, a collaborative, multilingual research project between Royal Holloway, University of London and the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, funded by the British Council and a Newton Fund Institutional Links grant.

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities