Nicola Laurent is the Senior Project Archivist on the Find & Connect web resource, University of Melbourne. Nicola holds a Master of Business Information System Professional from Monash University, with a semester of study completed at Simmons College, Boston. Nicola advocates for trauma-informed archival practice and discusses the impact of vicarious trauma on archivists. Nicola is President of the Australian Society of Archivists and is the International Council of Archives New Professional Programme Coordinator.
With Kirsten Wright, she developed ‘A trauma-informed approach to managing archives’ and ‘Out-of-home care records toolkit’; online training courses for the Australian Society of Archivists. Nicola has previously published and presented on topics including trauma-informed archival practice, vicarious trauma, emotional labour, broken links, content rot, interactive timelines and engaging with community.