Dr Laura Nicklin is an Early Career Researcher from the Psychology Department, in the faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, at the University of Wolverhampton. She completed her PhD February 2020, investigating Shakespeare Focussed criminal education projects after spending the last few years as a Research Fellow, Associate Lecturer and Seminar Tutor in the Department of Education at the University of York. Her research was conducted in the US prison context where she engaged alongside juvenile and adult male prisoners in several states using multi-sited ethnographically informed research methods. Prior to her current research in Cyberpsychology, Gambling ad Gaming, she gained her BA in Language and Literature in Education from the Department of Education at the University of York in 2012, and achieved her MA in Shakespeare in Education from The Shakespeare Institute, at the University of Birmingham in 2013. Her research interests are arts-based educational research, education and social justice, criminal rehabilitation, Cyberpsychology, Global youth work and unconventional educational initiatives. Additionally, she is a co-convenor for the BERA Arts Based Educational Research SIG and the Assistant Artistic Director of Jude Theatre CIC combining applied theatre, psychology and academic research to improve the life skills, mental health and wellbeing of marginalised communities across the UK.