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Lauren holds a masters and is studying for her PhD in public policy from King’s College London. She attended the prestigious Georgetown Law Global Trade Academy. In her professional career, Lauren is an experienced economic policy official, and has held leadership roles at HM Treasury and the Department for International Trade. Her experience is wide-spread and includes international tax, international trade, financial services, spending and labour market policy. She has led both international trade and tax negotiations on behalf of the UK.

Research interests

  • International/multilateral negotiations
  • International trade
  • International relations and critical realism

Doctoral research

Lauren’s research focus is on international negotiations and diplomacy, focusing in particular on the role of power in multilateral trade negotiations. Her work also considers the application of critical realism to international relations.

PhD supervisors

James Scott
Matthew Eagleton-Pierce