Laura Mertsching

Laura Mertsching

Programme Manager
Laura supports ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group as Project Manager and is responsible for the delivery of complex global research projects commissioned by governments worldwide, private foundations and various UN entities.

Laura has worked for several teams at ODI including the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) and Social Protection and Social Policy Programme, as well as the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme – now known as Digital Societies, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Programme. Before joining ODI, Laura supported Coram International at Coram Children’s Legal Centre as Project Management Officer and was responsible for projects commissioned by the European Commission, the UK Home Office and a number of international non-governmental organisations. Laura holds a BA in Political Science from Heidelberg University and a MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics.