Dr Laura Ferrarello is Senior Tutor (Research), for the School of Design, MRes RCA Design Pathway Leader and Acting Head of the MRes RCA programme. Before joining the RCA Laura worked between architecture and design in a different range of projects. Laura’s research interests include the role and impact of ethics, politics and economy in design and the influence they play on people’s behaviour and lifestyle. She regularly presents research in national and international conferences as both participant and keynote speaker. Laura regularly collaborates with a number of external institutions and practices covering different roles and positions. She is part of the TECHNE commission and sits in the EVA Panel Committee. She develops her practice through commissioned and self-initiated projects and competitions and reviews papers, articles and books.