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 as an Associate Lecturer in 2017. She currently teaches on the BAQTS programme and is part of the assessment team for the PCGE programme. She is also a Personal Tutor.