Laura Wright is a professional practitioner and research consultant with experience in children’s rights, play, children’s meaningful participation, child protection, and psychosocial wellbeing in development and humanitarian contexts. She is a member of the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) Leadership team and a PhD Researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Additionally, she acts as an associate for organizations such as the ResiliencebyDesign Research Lab and as a Supervisor and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and Simon Fraser University.
Laura holds a Masters of Education in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto and Masters of Arts in Global Leadership, Royal Roads University. Her work with children, youth, and adults has spanned Africa (East and West), Middle East, Asia, North America, and Europe. Laura is active on Canadian and international boards (e.g. Canadian Coalition of the Rights of the Child), networks, and research teams (e.g. International and Canadian Child Rights Research Partnership) to support collaboration and transformation across sectors and disciplines.