Lara is a Research Associate in Communication and Outreach for a Science of Global Risk, working across all of CSER’s research projects. Lara works towards building an empirical evidence base for a variety of outreach and communication techniques adopted to present global risk. She also works to understand how an improved knowledge of global risk can translate to action. Lara has an undergraduate degree in Geological Hazards from the University of Portsmouth and a PhD in Geo-communications from the University of Plymouth. Her PhD research aimed to establish effectiveness of using video game technology in volcanic hazard education and communication practices in the Eastern Caribbean.