Lauren Carter-Davies is Research Officer at the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW). The PPIW works to strengthen links between independent experts and research with policy deciders to help improve the effectiveness of policy and delivery for the people of Wales. As Research Officer, Lauren provides research support to the Director and Deputy Director. Her work includes scoping assignments, assessing available evidence, helping to identify and recruit experts and managing assignments. Prior to this appointment, Lauren studied at the University of Cambridge and holds a BA in Politics, Psychology & Sociology and an MPhil in Social & Developmental Psychology.