Professional Title Global Staff Health Advisor
Companies and Organisations Save the Children International
Session Title Stigma, Guilt & Gaps in the System
Laura is the Global Staff Health Advisor at Save the Children International.
Laura has a clinical background in pre-hospital, emergency, and critical care medicine and a demonstrated history of working in the NGO sector. Her roles include International Health Advisor for VSO in Bangladesh, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania; Medical Officer and Diver Medic for Raleigh International and Operation Wallacea in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and South Africa; Clinical Educator for The Leprosy Mission (TLM) in Nepal, and as a Nurse for Doctors of the World in the UK.
Laura is experienced in humanitarian development, disease outbreak control, crisis, and disaster response, and is currently leading the coordination of staff health and wellbeing, and safeguarding frontline staff for Save the Children International across 58 countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her spare time, Laura is a keen adventurer, mountaineer, and an advocate for gender equality in sport and adventure. In 2020, she founded her own organisation, promoting women and girl’s participation in sport, and has recently been elected as European Equality Ambassador for The Transformational Travel Council.