Laura co-founded Paladin, National Stalking Advocacy Service which supports high risk victims of stalking. This followed on from the highly successful Stalking Law Reform Inquiry in Parliament which culminated in the introduction of two specific offences of stalking on 25 November 2012. Laura was involved in co-ordinating the UKs first National Stalking Awareness Week in 2011 as well as setting up the National Stalking Helpline in 2010.
Laura spearheaded the successful Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign on behalf of Paladin which resulted in domestic violence being criminalised and a new offence of coercive control.
Laura advised on the new law and in the statutory guidelines which are expected to be announced and implemented in December 2015.
Laura developed the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour based Violence Risk Checklist (DASH 2009) on behalf of ACPO and in partnership with Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA) to inform early identification, intervention and prevention.
Laura left New Scotland Yard in 2007 to take up the role of advising ACPO after a decade of working on violent crime, having previously set up the Homicide Prevention Unit. Trained by world leaders as a criminal behavioural anaylst at the Behavioural Analysis Unit, National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime at the FBI and New Scotland Yard, Laura has applied her psychology degrees to analyse violent crime from a behavioural and preventative perspective.
Alongside two leading police officers, Laura co-authored the book entitled 'Policing Domestic Violence' published by Oxford University Press.
Laura can offer a number of services as a consultant, adviser, trainer, lecturer and presenter.. She also provides training on the DASH (2009) Risk Checklist and stalking as well as specialist case advice. Laura has also been trained on the Stalking Risk Profile (SRP) and the Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM) Model.