Lauren is a Health Sciences graduate with over 15 years' experience in the field of substance misuse. An Alcohol Concern consultant and trainer for nearly 10 years, she is also a qualified counsellor, training assessor and verifier. Lauren has a wealth of experience in development, delivery and evaluation of a range of alcohol training courses and has a particular background in delivering workplace alcohol harm reduction programmes with clients such as British Telecom, the Royal Navy and Oracle.

Lauren has recently contributed to the development of the Blue Light initiative and helped to integrate the Blue Light techniques and approaches in different settings, as well as researching and drafting a manual and training for carers of drinkers who have developed Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD).