Dr Laura Hammersley

Dr Laura Hammersley is a Research Associate on the Classroom of Many Cultures project. Laura is an early career academic having received her PhD in 2015 from the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. Her thesis titled “It’s about dignity not dependency”: reciprocal relationships in undergraduate community-based service-learning” explored university student engagement with Indigenous community-based organisations in Sabah, Malaysia, and the Northern Territory, Australia who host students through Macquarie University’s PACE program. Her research interests focus on the intersection between community engagement initiatives and international development alternatives