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.
Laura is most skilled in process evaluation, but has a good understanding of impact evaluation methods. The evaluations she leads tend to be mixed-method with a focus on qualitative research and theoretical approaches to evaluation (including contribution analysis). She is highly skilled in the preparation of evaluation frameworks, intervention logics and assessment of evaluation criteria and has trained colleagues and clients in their development. In July 2016, Laura completed training for her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. She speaks fluent French and Spanish.