Laura Renshaw-Vuillier

Dr Laura Renshaw-Vuillier

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Poole House P251, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Laura has a degree in Biology and a MSc in Neuropsychology from the University of Toulouse, France. She completed her PhD in Psychology, Education and Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge in 2014, where she investigated the relationship between emotion regulation and inhibitory control in children and adults, using EEG. She then worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Cambridge Prosociality and Well-Being Lab at the University of Cambridge where she looked at the relationship between emotions, happiness and mental health, such as the effect of yoga on well-being, or how to better cope with stress.

Laura started her lectureship at Bournemouth University in October 2016, where she is working on understanding the role of emotions in mental illness (including eating disorders and gambling addiciton) and well-being.

One of her project funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme uses EEG to investigate the neural basis of emotion processing and regulation in eating disorders. In another project, she looks at developing early interventions/preventions using mobile phones to help individuals with a gambling problem to better regulate their emotions and gamble more responsibly...



Journal Articles


  • Algashami, A., Cham, S., Vuillier, L., Stefanidis, A., Phalp, K. and Ali, R., 2018. Conceptualising Gamification Risks to Teamwork within Enterprise. The Practice of Enterprise Modeling. The Practice of Enterprise Modeling. Springer.
  • Vuillier, L., Sinclair-Harding, L.D. and Whitebread, D., 2017. Neuroscience and Early Childhood Education. The International Handbook for Early Childhood Education & Development. Springer.



Internet Publications


PhD Students

  • Abdullah Algashami. Software Engineering Framework for Agreeable and Evolvable Digital Motivation

Profile of Teaching UG

  • 2016-09 SciTech: L6 - Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs
  • 2016-09 SciTech: L6 - Eating, Weight and Behaviour Change
  • 2016-09 SciTech: L6 - Applied Clinical Psychology
  • 2016-09 SciTech: L5 - Developmental and Clinical Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Emotion mental health and affective neursocience

Invited Lectures

  • Emotions in mental health, University of Cambridge, 01 Oct 2015 more
  • Career in Academia: why, when and how, Cambridge, 01 Nov 2014 more


  • Dealing with feelings: disentangling emotional processing from regulation in females with bulimia nervosa (British Academy, 01 Jul 2019). Awarded
  • Exploring Emotion Processing and Sensory Gating in Bipolar Disorder (Australia Endeavour Research Fellowship, 01 Jan 2012). Awarded
  • The relationship between emotion regulation and inhibitory control in children: neural and behavioural analyses (University of Cambridge, 01 Oct 2009). Awarded

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • International Review of Psychiatry, Anonymous peer review, 09 Apr 2019
  • SAGE Open, 01 Jan 2019
  • Brain Research Journal, Anonymous peer review, 20 Jun 2017
  • Human brain mapping, Anonymous peer review, 24 Mar 2017
  • Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jan 2014

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • In collaboration with Dorset Healthcare University Foundation, Bournemouth University Student Union and Dr James Palfreman-Kay (Equality and Diversity Adviser at BU), I organised a conference on Emotions in Eating Disorders to raise awareness to the public and disseminate cutting edge research in the area. I also presented some of my research findings there.
  • Pint of Science coordinator. Pint of Science is a science festival that helps disseminate research to the public in an informal setting: a pub! I aim to bring this initiative to BU
  • Involved in the Service User Lead Teaching Sessions organised at the University of Cambridge. This is an initiative that brings together service user of mental health services and researchers to discuss perspectives and improvement in research. I aim to develop this initiative at BU

Conference Presentations

  • ISRE, Alexithymia: the missing link between autism and eating disorders?, 01 Jul 2019, Amsterdam
  • Eating disorder conference, From illness to research: My road to recovery, 01 May 2019, Bournemouth
  • Reading Emotion, . The role of emotional experience and dysregulation in binge eating behaviour, 01 Jun 2016, Reading
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Emotional Expression Follow Different Life Course Trajectories for Rich versus Poor Nations, 01 Feb 2015, Long Beach, California, USA
  • EARLI SIG metacognition, ., Emotion regulation and executive function: a new model based on strategies, 01 Aug 2014, Turkey
  • EARLI SIG16 Metacognition, The assessment of self-regulation in pre-school children: the validation of an observational instrument across 4 countries, 01 May 2009, Muenster, Germany

Attended Training

  • Limbic Brain Anatomy Course, 03 Apr 2017


  • PhD in Education and Psychology (University of Cambridge, 2014)
  • MSc in Neuropsychology (University of Toulouse, 2008)
  • BSc (Hons) in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology (University of Toulouse, 2006)


  • Blitz talk (Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2015)
  • Guarantors of Brain travel grant (2014)
  • Fully funded scholarship to attend the Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Science (2013)
  • British Psychological Society Postgraduate Study Visit Grant (2012)
  • Cambridge Philosophical Society Research Studentship (2012)
  • Charles Slater Funds Research Grant (2012)
  • Experimental Psychology Society Study Visit Grant (2012)
  • University of Cambridge Hardship Fund (2012)
  • Fully funded studentship to attend the Visceral Mind Summer School (2011)
  • Guarantors of Brain travel grant (2011)


  • Australian Awards Alumni Network, Member,
  • British Psychological Society, Member,
  • Darwin College Alumni Network, Member,