Laura London

Laura London


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Personal profile


Laura London is a Lecturer in Education for the Secondary PGCE at the University of East Anglia. She began her career as a history teacher and worked for 15 years in 11-18 secondary schools in the region.

Following a successful career in teaching she joined the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the UEA in 2018 as the History Subject Lead on the PGCE. Laura also has joint leadership responsibility for the Professional Development strand of the Secondary PGCE. 

Laura is committed to history education and throughout her career she has always sought to inspire and foster love of history in those she teaches. She regularly presents at the Historical Assocation's annual conference, has written for the 'Move me on' feature in Teaching History and co-led a series of online webinars, hosted by the Historical Association, for history mentors. She is also co-Chair of HTEN (History Teacher Educators' Network). In 2023 Laura was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the HA for her contributions to the history teaching community. She is also a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Her research interests include subject-specific mentoring and promoting antiracist education.



Academic Background

Laura completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, where she achieved a First Class BA History (Hons) Degree. She also has a PGCE in Secondary Education (History) and an MA in Higher Educational Practice, both from the UEA.