Previous Select Projects
Sport and Protection for Forcibly Displaced Youth Research Project
This project involved researching and reporting on the use of sports to achieve health and protection outcomes for forcibly displaced youth to guide the development of global guidelines.
Cultural Care for Youth In and Out of Care in British Columbia
The project, 4 The Generation, is funded by The Vancouver Foundation and provides mentorship and cultural care to young Indigenous people aged 15 to 19 years who have been in and out of care in British Columbia.
Examining socio-behavioural factors in HIV studies and vaccine trials
This study examined the social, cultural, behavioural and gender-related factors influencing the participation of 15 to 24 year old South African young women and men in HIV studies and vaccine trials.
Child protection and faith communities
This project was to explore the contribution of faith communities in strengthening child protection in Senegal. The literature review that Laura carried out was done in partnership with World Vision Senegal and Queen Margaret University Channels.
Social Wellness and Resource Development in Northern British Columbia
This project was initiated to understand the social wellbeing and social determinants of health associated with development efforts in the region and to develop monitoring and evaluation systems to track wellbeing.
Sexual Health of Youth-Headed Households in Kenya
Laura was the lead researcher of this community based participatory research (CBPR) project carried out with the partners: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (Nairobi, Kenya), and Family AIDS Initiative Response Project (Nakuru, Kenya).
Strengthening the wellbeing of child-headed households in Rwanda
In 2005, Laura led participatory research that explored the psychosocial wellbeing of child-headed households in three communities and developed recommendations for a community-based programming approach to strengthen the wellbeing of communities and the children.