Laura is a world-leading victim advocate who has placed victims at the centre of everything she does with a laser focus on early identification, intervention and prevention. Laura co-founded the first National Stalking Helpline in 2010 and launched and co-ordinated the UKs first National Stalking Awareness Week in 2011 and has won numerous awards for her work on stalking, homicide prevention and her leadership.
Laura was the subject matter expert on the award winning NCALT ‘Stalking and Harassment’ Training package for police as well as developing the Home Office training on ‘Stalking and Advocacy’. Laura has published numerous papers and articles and was the lead author of the ‘Policing Domestic Violence’ book published by Oxford University Press.
Laura was also responsible for instigating the Multi-agency Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) working with the Solicitor General and the Home Office, influencing legislative change in the UK. She worked with the Home Office developing guidance and training and is a reader of DHRs on behalf of the Home Office.
Laura provides advice on rape, domestic violence and stalking cases, as well as homicides in the UK and internationally. Laura 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.
As an experienced trainer and key note speaker, Laura has trained and addressed thousands of police officers, frontline and specialist professionals across the world including:
- FBI, National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Quantico, USA.
- Police and Home Office, Portugal
- PSNI, Northern Ireland
- SSAFA MOD, Germany
- New Scotland Yard, London;
- New South Wales Police, Australia;
- Seville, Spain;
- European Homicide Working Group, Europol, den Haag;
- South African Police (SAPs), Johannesburg;
Laura can offer a number of services as a consultant, adviser, trainer, lecturer and presenter.