Laura Bolton

Research and Policy Manager

Team member Laura smiling at her desk.


What am I responsible for?

My job is to lead the Research and Policy Team. I coordinate the Trust’s research and policy work making sure that Barnwood’s intelligence informs the development of policy and supports our changing conditions work in Gloucestershire.


What brings me here?

My background has been mostly around law and human rights: I’ve worked as a mental health and prison law paralegal, representing people in hospital and in prisons across the country; I’ve volunteered at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Gloucester; and I’ve interned at human rights organisations in Uganda, Texas, and London.


What do I enjoy spending time doing for my own wellbeing?

Walking in woodland, ambling around bookshops (and then reading my wares with a good cup of tea), learning weird and wonderful new moves in adult dance classes, Yoga with Adriene (all hail the queen of YouTube Yoga), attempting to persuade our cat Meeko to deign to permit cuddles. (She/her)