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Lecturer in Criminology, University of Hertfordshire

Laura's research expertise lies in the interface of digital criminology, victimology and Violence Against Women. Her research specifically focuses on women's safety concerns on dating apps and their experiences of risk and harm.

This research has been cited by government reviews of evidence on emerging online harms and she has consulted on policy and legal reform in this area. Most significantly, Laura provided expert evidence for the Law Commission's 'Reform of the Communications Offences' project, which includes provision to make cyberflashing a sexual offence in England and Wales.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2014–2020
    PhD Researcher, City, University of London