Researcher biography

I hold Master’s Degrees in Communication for Social Change and Policy and Applied Social Research, and my research has focused on using visual methods to encourage open dialogue and critical thought. My PhD with the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) will explore cultural perceptions of poverty and inequality, and how these are (re)produced. I have worked as a senior research officer at the ISSR and a research assistant with the UQ Centre for Communication for Social Change, and as a research communication adviser for Indonesia’s premier think tank on poverty-related issues, SMERU. Outside of research, my professional background spans print media, publishing, and developing materials for development and humanitarian professionals and practitioners.

Laura's principal advisor is Associate Professor Cameron Parsell.