Laura Scott joined UKCDR as Senior Research and Policy Officer in December 2019. She works closely with the Executive Director and across the UKCDR team to provide additional leadership and critical oversight for the portfolio of work within UKCDR and to support stakeholder engagement.

Before joining UKCDR, Laura spent four years evaluating government policy and performance for Parliament, on behalf of the National Audit Office and the House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee. Her specialisms include climate change mitigation, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and big data handling. She also volunteers with the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, providing rapid response support to civilian and military authorities in times of crisis.

She studied History and International Relations, and holds a Masters of Research in International Crisis Management, both from Loughborough University.