Laura Coulter has lived and worked in Northern Ireland for 25 years as a peace-builder and mediator in efforts to address the causes and impacts of the N.I. conflict. From a background in community development, her growing interest in peacebuilding led to work in both secular and faith-based areas, specializing in mediation work and community and faith-based dialogue programmes.
She also worked on programmes specifically dealing with N.I. conflict-related issues such as contentious parades, dealing with the past and on-going community tensions and violence.
In recent years, Laura has worked further afield in countries such as Eastern Europe, Kenya and most recently Nepal, where she lived and worked for 2 ½ years as a Peace-building Advisor with United Mission to Nepal.