Nicola Laurent joined the ESRC in 2014 as a Project Archivist for the Find & Connect web resource, becoming a Senior Project Archivist on the Find & Connect web resource team in 2018. Nicola has been an active member of the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) since 2015, serving as Co-Convenor of the Victorian State Branch and National Vice-President. She was also a 2016 recipient of the International Council of Archives New Professional bursary.
Nicola completed a Master of Business Information System Professional at Monash University, with a semester of study completed at Simmons College, Boston. Nicola advocates for trauma-informed archival practice including sustainable access to online material through the preservation of links, promoting the issue of content drift and link rot, and discusses the impact of vicarious trauma on archivists.