Personal profile


Laura’s professional 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 Children's Services settings including Private, Voluntary and Independent. Laura has worked as a Higher Education Lecturer in Further Education and Higher Education settings for the past fourteen years teaching on Access Programmes,Foundation Degrees and Undergraduate/Postgraduate Degree programmes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Expertise and Interests

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