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Personal profile


Laura’s employment background is as a Children’s Services practitioner and Early Years Teacher (EYTS) specialising in working with children aged 0-8 years. She has worked across a range of settings including Private, Voluntary and Independent Settings. In addition, Laura is a Martial Arts practitioner instructing both child and adult classes focussing on participation, physical health, mental health and wellbeing promotion. Laura has worked as a Higher Education Lecturer in Colleges/Universities for the past twelve years teaching on Access Programmes,Foundation Degrees and Undergraduate/Postgraduate Degrees.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Martial Arts
  • Children's Participation
  • Ethnography
  • Narrative methods
  • Public Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Identity
  • Wellbeing
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing