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.