Laura is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Stage and Screen undergraduate degree programme at the University of Northampton. In her role as Senior Lecturer, Laura is enthusiastic about cultivating an inclusive environment and actively uses her diverse practical skillset to personalise the learning experience. Laura has worked as a freelance makeup artist across a variety of disciplines, including film, TV, fashion, and editorial sectors. Laura also worked for a leading cosmetic brand at management level, whereby she developed a strong knowledge of leading effectively, mentoring others and strategic thinking, fundamental attributes suitable for the Higher Education environment.
Laura has worked in Higher Education as an academic for over nine years obtaining her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (2016) and Master’s in Education (2019) qualifications. During this time, Laura has expanded her knowledge of contemporary teaching and learning, research-informed approaches, and innovative practice.
Laura has a keen interest in quality and assurance and has undertaken several external roles pertaining to this area. These roles have required Laura to thinking critically, work independently, objectively and with authority to support and influence the external landscape to produce fair assessment strategies that are relevant to the learner.