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Institute of Criminology



Laura holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology from University of Barcelona and an MSc (Distinction) in Mental Health from Queen Mary University of London. 

She joined the Violence Research Centre in 2018 as the Evidence for Better Lives (EBLS) study coordinator. Previously, she had worked in the Clinical Trials Unit at King’s College London.


Laura's ESRC and Cambridge Trust-funded doctoral research explores longitudinal associations between adolescent dating violence victimisation and mental health and wellbeing outcomes, with a particular interest in the influence of resilience factors on the effects of victimisation. Her PhD project includes a systematic review and a secondary analysis of The Zurich Project on the Social Development from Childhood to Adulthood (z-proso) study dataset. She is supervised by Prof. Manuel Eisner.

Laura also works as an independent research assistant for the World Health Organization (WHO). She conducted a series of rapid reviews on the topic of ageism and is currently working on a study that focuses on the factors shaping global attention to elder abuse.


Research interests: victimisation, mental health, resilience, longitudinal research, systematic reviews.

PhD Student

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