Researcher biography

Laura is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, and holds a Research Training Program Scholarship and a Children’s Hospital Foundation top-up scholarship. Her PhD research investigates the psychological factors that convey risk for unsafe sexual behaviours during adolescence, particularly impulsivity and social cognition.  Laura is passionate about translating research into practical efforts, and hopes to evaluate a prevention program to reduce rates of unsafe sex during adolescence. Laura is also a tutor at UQ.

NCYSUR advisors: Dr Matthew Gullo and Dr Genevieve Dingle