Lauren has extensive experience working in the Western Australian public sector in a range of research, policy, project, and investigative roles.
Prior to joining Shelter WA, Lauren worked for the Department for the Premier and Cabinet, Department of Education and the Western Australian Ombudsman. Most recently Lauren specialised in reviewing and improving proposed legislative amendments as well as public sector administrative decision making and practices with a view to improve and inform public policy across a number of State government departments.
With a passion for social justice and empowering vulnerable groups across the State Lauren has actively managed and undertaken the delivery of stakeholder engagement programs with regional and remote Aboriginal communities, low socio-economic schools, people within the prison system, children and young people and those in regional and remote communities to ensure that their voices inform relevant public policy and practices.
Additionally, Lauren has worked on the delivery of a number of complex administrative investigations and reports to Parliament concerning aspects of the criminal justice system, family and domestic violence, youth suicide, child protection matters and concerns regarding public housing.
Lauren also runs her own mindfulness and meditation business with a strong focus on compassionate and mindful living for individuals and corporations.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Laws and Arts from Murdoch University.