Criminal Behavioural Analyst: Trained by world leaders as a criminal behavioural analyst 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. Laura has a BSc in Psychology and Sociology and an MSc in Forensic and Legal Psychology and a background in intelligence-led policing. Laura is a renowned international expert on domestic violence, coercive control stalking, sexual violence, homicide and risk assessment.
Former New Scotland Yard: After a decade of analysing violent crime at New Scotland Yard as head of the Homicide Prevention Unit and Sexual Offences Section Laura became the violence adviser to the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC). Laura was head of the Violent Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit in the Metropolitan Police Service and continues to advise NPCC, the College of Policing, the Home Office and police services across the UK on public protection.
Producer Credits: Co-creator and executive producer The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, CBS and The Case of: Caylee Anthony, Oxygen; Consulting producer and on-screen expert Dirty John, The Dirty Truth, Oxygen;”; Executive Producer and expert The First Wife, Audible; Executive Producer Jennifer 42.
Podcaster: Host and Creator Crime Analyst
Co-creator and Co-Host of the award winning podcast Real Crime Profile
Executive producer and expert The First Wife: John Meehan’s Reign of Terror, Audible original investigative podcast
Law Reformer and Campaigner: Laura has been the architect of law reform to better protect victims on 8 occasions as well giving evidence in Connecticut USA and Queensland Australia, both leading to successful outcomes regarding coercive control law reform.
Founder of Paladin, the world’s first National Stalking Advocacy Service. Laura founded Paladin after spearheading the highly successful All Party Parliamentary Stalking Law Reform Campaign which led to stalking becoming a criminal offence in 2012. More recently Laura spearheaded the Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign to criminalise coercive control in the UK. Laura helped draft the new law and the statutory guidance and developed and delivered the first training on the new law in the UK.
Creator of DASH Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model Creator of DASH Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model (2009-2022)
Laura developed the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour based violence Change to DASH 2009-2022 with hyperlink to DASH website Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model on behalf of NPCC and in partnership with Safer Lives.
Expert Trainer: Laura has addressed and trained hundreds of law enforcement professionals and practitioners in the UK and all over the world including:
- FBI, National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Quantico, USA
- Park Rangers, Yosemite
- 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;
Media Commentator: Laura is an established commentator in the media and has previously looked at cold cases, launched appeals, spoken with police officers and interviewed families who have lost loved ones through violent assaults. Appearances include 60 Minutes Australia, CNN, CBS, Lifetime, Dr Drew, Dr Phil, ITV, BBC, BBC2, BBC NI, Channel 5, Channel 4, Sky, Surviving R Kelly: The Reckoning Part 2, Killer Profile, Countdown to Murder, Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son, Married Single Dead, Inside the Mind of Killer Raoul Moat, Killer in the Family, War on Knives, Lady Killers, Street Crime Live, The One Show, Jack the Ripper Revealed, A Necessary Evil, Cops vs Stalkers.