Lara is currently on the Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme for the Ecological Study of the Brain, which aims to explore brain and behaviour in the real world. She’s part of the Spatial Cognition group in Experimental Psychology, and her PhD will be investigating people’s emotional experiences of the built environment. Her research combines interdisciplinary methods to better understand and potentially predict experience from space and task, melding the worlds of Neuroscience and Architecture.
Lara gained her MSc in Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings, and is also a BASc alumnus. She’s a strong believer in interdisciplinary education and research, crediting her mixed background for enabling her to bounce from the Bartlett to Behavioural Neuroscience, and work in a variety of settings and teams. She hopes that her ‘unusual’ trajectory and understanding of BASc values will help current students find their own unique paths.
Lara is also a postgraduate teaching assistant for the BASc Core module BASC0001 Approaches to Knowledge: Introduction to Interdisciplinarity.