Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2011
Laura is currently the Chief Exec at East Herts Citizens Advice Service. The service provides advice to 8,000 people annually through teams of local volunteers, and uses data collected from advice interviews to form evidence based campaigns, giving clients a voice on local and national decisions that impact on their lives.
Before joining the Clore Social Leadership Programme Laura was the Director of Services at King’s College London Students’ Union managing a wide range of support services including advice, policy, volunteering, representation and student activities for 20,000 students. She worked in the student movement for 15 years and used this experience to research the strengths of the student movement and its relationship with the wider voluntary sector, as part of her Clore Social Leadership Programme. Using her volunteering experience of working with disabled people, Laura spent eight months on secondment to the disability charity Scope, where she supported them on their programme of service transformation.
Laura holds a Masters in Psychology, a Diploma in Management, is a Prince2 registered practitioner, and a MBTI (Myers Briggs) qualified practitioner. Laura lives in St Albans with her husband and son, enjoys working locally, being part of the local community, and living near green open spaces - a move which was a direct consequence of the Programme.
Laura's research is available here
Current principal role: Chief Executive
Current principal organisation: East Herts Citizens Advice Service
Research: A Hidden Gem: Strength of the Student Movement and its relationship with the Voluntary Sector
Research topics: Citizenship; Leadership; Students;
Secondment host: Scope