Lara studied Applied Psychology at Durham, where she attained her BSc (Hons) degree. She has gained her teaching qualification, PGCLT(HE), and a PG Certificate in Blended Learning here at Solent University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Lara's background is in mental health and learning disabilities. She is qualified to teach Paws b and is currently training to be a Connected Kids tutor.
Lara teaches the following modules: Brain and Behaviour, Psychological Wellbeing, Psychology and Technology, Developing Professional Skills Using Psychology, and Psychology Placement.
Lara's research interests include spatial cognition, in particular spatiotemporal reasoning and graphical reasoning and representation. Recent interests centre on positive psychology, wellbeing, yoga, and mindfulness. Her current research examines the impact and role mindfulness has within educational settings.
Webber, L., Bailey, L., Doyle, M., Zaman, Y., & Dunn, C. (2016). Southampton HeadStart Pilot of Mindfulness in Schools Project: The effect of Paws b on behaviour and resiliency in children. CMRP Conference 2016: Mindfulness supporting all aspects of family life. Bangor, Wales, 8th-11th July, 2016.
Webber, L., Tijou, I., Zaman, Y., & Dunn, C. (2016). HeadStart Pilot of Mindfulness in Schools Project: The effect of MBSR on stress and wellbeing in teachers. MiSP Conference 2016: Mindfulness and Education Well-being and resilience for young people. London, 22nd January, 2016.