Lauren is the former Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids magazine and a freelance editorial consultant and travel writer based in London. She has worked in publishing for over 15 years, holding senior editorial positions on titles including Sugar, Bliss, Kraze Club, Girlfriends, Star Hits, Big Time and Kick!, and has contributed to family sections of The Mirror, The Times and The Telegraph. She also writes regularly  for National Geographic Traveller’s Family magazine, the luxury travel website, Our Man On The Ground, and Selling Travel magazine. She has covered destinations as diverse as Borneo and Barcelona for magazines including Wild Travel, Journeys, Adventure Travel, Outdoor Adventure Guide and Destinations of the World, and online for Cosmopolitan, Hello!, Grazia and World Travel Guides.

Lauren is also a Director of two youth mentoring organisations, Inspired Life and YOUYOU, and Chief Editor of Children's Eyes On Earth, an international organisation which aims to raise awareness of environmental and humanitarian issues among young people through the use of photography.