Laura is a Senior Lecturer of Population and Public Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. Laura gives senior statistical support to the research carried out within the Diabetes Research Centre. Laura led the development of the Leicester Self-Assessment score, a
questionnaire which assesses diabetes risk – this has now been completed by over 200,000 people on the Diabetes UK website (https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Riskscore/) and is available
in Boots and Tesco pharmacies across the UK. It is also recommended by NICE. In 2011 this project won the Quality in Care Diabetes Award for the best early detection initiative. This work is internationally recognised, in 2012, Laura was awarded a Santander Travel Fellowship to derive a risk score for use in Portugal and in 2013 received an EFSD Albert Renold Fellowship to work with Prof Stephen Colagiuri at the University of Sydney to develop a global risk score.
Laura is also interested in the design and analysis of clinical trials and evidence synthesis.
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