Laura Schlepper

Laura joined the Nuffield Trust as a Researcher in March 2018. She provides support on a range of quantitative and qualitative projects relating to health and social care. Her key interests include social care, children and young people, and mental health.

Prior to joining the Trust, Laura has worked as Research Assistant in Child Public Health at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, where she assisted with a national survey on child and adolescent mental health and managed the translation and linguistic validation of paediatric patient-reported outcome measures. She has also worked as a support worker for a mental health charity in London, and for a mental health charity in Leipzig, Germany, where she facilitated school-based mental health interventions.

Laura holds an MSc in Mental Health Service & Population Research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, where her research focused on mental health-related stigma and discrimination, and a BSc in Psychology with Sociology from the University of Hull.