Laurence received his undergraduate degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick and his MSc in Risk Management (distinction) from Middlesex University. Before coming to King’s, he has worked in risk consulting and latterly financial risk management in the City. His PhD looks at what constitutes optimal risk management decision-making and the factors that currently impede this goal, and involved in-depth interviews with senior risk leaders across a number of sectors (particularly aviation, nuclear and OHS).
Laurence's research interests include foundational issues of risk that impact across the whole discipline, risk policy, proportionate decision making, risk trade-offs, and the impact of risk assessment on public life.
Thesis title: 'Risk Management and Proportionality: A Synoptic View of UK Practices'