Specialist Educational Psychologist and Manager of The Lorna Wing Centre for Autism

Laura’s current skills and interests in autism relate to the assessment of children and young people with challenging behaviour and complex needs (CYP). She has developed specific skills in supporting those who have different cultural needs and working with a range of different communities. In addition, Laura is particularly interested in seeking the views of CYP themselves, the impact of context, mental health needs, and women and girls.

Laura has developed specialist skills and knowledge in working with children and young people and their families who travel internationally, including those with ASD.

Laura is one of the founding members of the Autism Special Interest Group for EPs (EP-ASIG), a UK special interest group for EPs that has been holding an annual conference for EPs for over 12 years at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at University College, London.

Laura continues to work closely with the University of East London where she worked on the Doctoral Training course for Educational Psychologists for over 10 years.