Laura is currently the global staff health advisor at Save the Children International.
Laura graduated from Kings College University, London with a BSc. in adult nursing before pursuing a Diploma in Tropical Nursing from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc. in Global Health and Development from University College London.
Laura has clinical background in pre hospital, emergency and critical care medicine and a demonstrated history of working in the NGO sector. Her roles include international health advisor for VSO in Bangladesh, Malawi and Tanzania; medical officer for Operation Wallacea and Raleigh International in Ecuador, Nicaragua and South Africa; clinical educator for The Leprosy Mission in Nepal, and as a nurse for Doctors of the World in the UK.
Laura is experienced in humanitarian development, disease outbreak control, crisis and disaster response, and is currently leading the coordination of staff health, safety and wellbeing for Save the Children International during Covid-19.
With her passion to inspire and educate, Laura continues to contribute to the production of evidence-based guidance in global health with a special interest in infectious diseases and global mental health.