Laura-Jane studied for her first degree at the University of Northampton where she was awarded a BA (Hons) in English with Music. She then went on to gain an MA with distinction in Modern English Studies before completing her teacher training. Following this, she worked at a local secondary school in Northampton before moving to Bali, Indonesia, to teach at a private international school.
She returned to study in the UK through a fully-funded AHRC award and gained a PhD in English Literature at De Montfort University. Following the completion of her doctorate she commenced another international secondary teaching post in Thailand, before settling back in the UK.
Laura-Jane joined the University of Northampton in 2017. She is currently a Senior Lecturer on the BAQTS programme and is part of the assessment team for the PCGE programme. She is also a Personal Tutor.