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Laura K. Taylor (Queens University, Belfast)

Phase 2 Principal Investigator
Northern Ireland
Queens University, Belfast
@lauraktaylorPHD @QUBpsych @QUBciir @UCDpsych @HelpingKidsQUB

 Laura K. Taylor (PhD) is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, and in the University College Dublin. She has a dual PhD in Psychology and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame (USA). Laura studies risk and resilience processes for children, families, and communities in settings of protracted conflict. Her work has implications for youth outcomes, such as aggression and prosocial behaviours, as well as broader psychosocial processes, such as shared education and intergroup relations, which may fuel or constrain conflict. Toward this end, she studies how and why violence affects behaviours and attitudes related to conflict transformation, primarily during childhood and adolescence.

Laura has 15 years’ experience within academia and the public sector conducting programme evaluations, reviews, and co-produced academic research. She has published over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and has received research funding from the National Institute for Health Research (UK), British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, Global Challenges Research Fund, American Psychological Foundation, among others.

Laura recently won the Outstanding Early Career Professional Award - APA Division 52 (International Psychology) and the Ed Cairns Early Career Award - APA Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict).

Laura is the Principal Investigator of the Phase 2 Colombia project 'YouthLEAD.'

Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items written by Dr Laura K. Taylor are listed below:

Post-Conflict Participatory Arts Socially Engaged DevelopmentThis book investigates the power of art to enhance human development and to initiate positive social change for individuals and societies recovering from conflict. Edited by Changing the Story partners …Diego Alfonso, Dr Aylwyn Walsh, Dr Claudia Pineda Marín, Dr Laura K. Taylor, Dr Scott Burnett, Dr Tendayi Marovah, Edwin Cubillos, Joshua Chikozho, Nub Raj Bhandari, Willard Muntanga, , , , , , , , , , , colombia kenya lebanon nepal uganda zimbabwe locationarticle language-english sdg-11-sustainable-cities sdg-16-institutions sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education subject-participatory-arts
For a Different Today and TomorrowBlog (2019) For a Different Today and TomorrowDr Laura K. Taylor, , , colombia phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections