PhD Candidate, School of Social Sciences, UTas and Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, University of Tasmania

Laura is currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Tasmania looking into the responses of public housing tenants to estate renewals and associated gentrification. She is also a researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney. Laura's research focuses in the areas of urban sustainability, city resilience and housing. With a background in urban planning and sustainability, Laura conducts research projects focused on improving justice, equity and liveability in our cities.

Laura has recently undertaken projects relating to the future of peri-urban agriculture in the Sydney Basin, and cohousing as a housing alternative for Australian seniors.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Researcher, UTS
  • 2011–2012
    Sustainability Engagement Officer, Leichhardt Council
  • 2009–2011
    Science Communicator, CSIRO

Education

  • 2014 
    University of New South Wales, M Plan
  • 2010 
    Australian National University, B Arts/B Sc