Laura joined Canteen in 2021. As a committed social policy professional with diverse experience influencing change across a broad range of issues, Laura is leading the development of Canteen’s policy and advocacy strategy. Laura takes an ‘applied’ approach to her social policy work having began her career in direct Social Work practice before turning to look at the impact of systems on everyday safety and wellbeing. Laura privileges lived experience and understands deeply the way services and systems operate at a grass-roots level—bringing this to the way in which she analyses social policy and strategises for change. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (Hons. 1) and a Masters of Human Rights Law and Policy from the University of New South Wales and is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University.
Policy and Advocacy Manager
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