Laura's research focuses on using visual methods to encourage open dialogue and critical thought. Her PhD explores cultural perceptions of poverty and inequality, and how these are (re)produced.

She has worked as a senior research officer at the ISSR and a research assistant with the UQ Centre for Communication for Social Change, and as a research communication adviser for Indonesia’s premier think tank on poverty-related issues, SMERU. Outside of research, her professional background spans print media, publishing, and developing materials for development and humanitarian professionals and practitioners.

Laura Simpson Reeves is a Global Change Scholar

Staff Details


PhD Candidate

Twitter @LauraSimRee

  • Master of Communication (Communication for Social Change) UQ
  • Master of Policy and Applied Social Research Macquarie University
  • BA (International and Global Studies, Creative Writing and Cultural Studies) QUT