Laura is a currently working as a research fellow at the ACT Consumer and Carer Mental Health Research Unit (ACACIA) at Australian National University. Laura completed her PhD at the University of Manchester where she explored the role of emotions in male prisoner suicide and violence. Laura has been a project co-ordinator for The Mental Elf since 2020. Her background is in Psychology and mental health and she is particularly passionate about suicide prevention, forensic psychologyand the mental health of children and young people. Laura is a strong advocate for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research and the accessible and widespread dissemination of research findings.