Laura has worked as a careers consultant for more than 10 years. In 2008, she completed her MSc Organizational Behaviour at Birkbeck College, where her research explored the emotional display rules of work.
Previously, Laura worked extensively in the education sector, both in the UK and in Japan, in a wide-range of roles. In 2010, Laura worked as an English language improvement adviser in Awassa, Ethiopia during a six month sabbatical with Voluntary Service Overseas.
A specialist in medical careers, Laura has worked closely with Consultancy clients such as the BMA for whom she provided one-to-one coaching and skills workshops. She is responsible for managing The Careers Group Research Unit, and in that capacity, she has delivered a series of successful professional development webinars covering topics from enterprise education to the relationship between academic achievement and employability.
Laura has also produced research into SMEs and graduate recruitment, which she presented at a national conference in 2013. Most recently, she has taken the lead in the project management of the highly successful, world's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Career and Employability Skills via the Coursera MOOC platform, which was shortlisted for a Career Development Institute Award in 2014.
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