Laura completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training at Goldsmiths, University of London (2002-2009). Her PhD research explored the nature and extent of the memory difficulties experienced by autistic adults and she has published widely on the topic of autobiographical memory (memory for personally experienced events and self-related information) in this group. Since then, Laura has studied the practical applications of this work, particularly within a criminal justice context. Between 2013 and 2016, Laura worked in the Division of Language and Communication Science at City, University of London, coordinating the ‘Making it Fair for Child Witnesses’ study. Laura is now an Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education, where she is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education. Laura is also the Social Media Editor for ‘Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice’.