Laura K. Taylor is a Lecturer in Psychology at University College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast. Her research is framed by an intergroup developmental approach to study risk and resilience processes for youth in settings of protracted conflict. Her work has implications for child outcomes, such as aggression, prosocial behaviours and social identity, as well as broader psychosocial processes, such as shared education and intergroup relations, which may fuel or constrain conflict. Toward this end, she studies how and why violence affects behaviours and attitudes related to conflict transformation, primarily during childhood and adolescence.
Laura holds a dual Ph.D. in Psychology and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.