Dr Laura Pearson

Job: Senior Placement Tutor

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8691

E: Laura.Pearson@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

As the Senior Placement Tutor for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, I am responsible for supporting students on year-long internships, both in industry and within De Montfort University, as part of their explorations of self-employment in the Enterprise Placement Year.

I am Senior Placement Tutor and Module Leader for:

  • SANA2500 Placement Year Module (Undergraduate Students)
  • SANA2501 Enterprise Year Module (Undergraduate Students)
  • SANA5000 Placement Year Module (Postgraduate Taught Students)

I support students in a variety of ways: conducting placement visits, liaising with employers, providing pastoral support, marking and assessment duties. 

Research interests/expertise

Careers and employability

Placement pedagogy

Nineteenth-century literature and culture 


PhD English Literature from the University of Nottingham (2014): 'The 'British' Carmen Sylva: recuperating a German-Romanian Writer'

MA Humanities: The Long Nineteenth Century, from the University of Nottingham (2010) 

BA (hons) English and German, from the University of Nottingham (2009) 

Courses taught

Module Leader for SANA2500 Placement Year

Module Leader for SANA2501 Enterprise Placement Year

Module Leader for SANA5000 PGT Placement Year

Membership of professional associations and societies

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional licences and certificates

Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF)


QAA Embedding Mental Wellbeing: Methods and Benefits in the Curriculum, Project Contributor, January 2021-May 2022. View my paper here.

Internally funded research project information

Reviewing our understanding of the student Placement experience to enhance, improve, and expand, Academic innovation Project: September 2023-August 2024, Project Lead alongside Deepa Rughani and Sam Dalby.

Laura Pearson