PhD Anthropology University of Kent (UK) 2011 (Documentation of an Endangered Language of Cameroon)
MA (Joint Hons.) English Language and Linguistics University of Edinburgh (UK)
Laura is an evaluation and monitoring specialist. She joined LTS in August 2017 and is primarily responsible for providing technical inputs into and managing evaluations. Over the last eight years, Laura has project-managed or contributed to over thirty research and evaluation projects.
Prior to joining LTS, Laura was evaluation and business development lead for humanitarian aid evaluations at ICF (a London-based consultancy). Topics covered included DFID and ECHO (EU) nutrition programmes in West Africa, a drought-management programme in the Horn of Africa (EU) and education in emergencies programmes globally (EU). Laura has also worked on and led a large number of research projects in the field of migration and human rights. She has developed monitoring systems for DG ECHO, DG HOME, the Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe; for the latter she also co-designed a project management methodology.
Since joining LTS, Laura has managed two evaluations for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the area of renewable energy and carbon emissions reductions. She is also a key contributor to the consortium-led evaluation of the Prosperity Fund (with WYG and Integrity).
Laura recently became a member of the Council of the UK Evaluation Society. In this role she will be developing the Society’s communications (website and journal).