Laura joined the Trust as a Research Analyst in March 2018 and provides support on a range of quantitative projects relating to health and social care. Her key interests include quality of care, children and young people, and mental health.
Laura has previously worked as Research Assistant in Child Public Health at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, where she assisted with a large national study on child and adolescent mental health and managed the translation and linguistic validation of US-American paediatric patient-reported outcome measures. She has also worked as a support worker for a mental health charity in London, and for an NGO in Germany to challenge mental health-related stigma and discrimination in students and teachers.
Laura graduated with an MSc in Mental Health Service & Population Research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, for which she was awarded a Distinction and received the Anthony Mann Award for outstanding academic achievements. Her dissertation, a secondary data analysis, was titled “Service users’ experience of discrimination by mental health staff: findings from the Viewpoint survey 2008-2014”. Laura also holds a BSc in Psychology with Sociology from the University of Hull.