Professor Laura Higgins (ISJC)

Visiting Senior Fellow in Online Safeguarding

Research Directorate

Laura Higgins is the Senior Director of Community Safety and Civility at Roblox. Roblox’s groundbreaking digital civility initiative is focused on educating and empowering the community to create positive experiences for themselves and others in Roblox.

Laura brings many years experience, creating online safety and safeguarding programmes, and was previously a Committee Member of BBC Children in Need. Prior to working at Roblox, she was Operations Manager at South West Grid for Learning, a partner of the UK Safer Internet Centre, where she founded several award-winning services including the Professionals Online Safety Helpline and the world’s first helpline dedicated to supporting victims of image based abuse. She is a Technical Expert for UN Women and spoke at the United Nations in New York on Digital Violence against Women and Girls.

Laura has spoken on online safety topics across the globe and regularly appears in the media. Working with safety partners all over the world, Laura has also worked with the biggest names in tech, sitting on the advisory boards of Twitter, Facebook Women, Snapchat and Roblox. She has been a Senior Visiting Fellow in Online Safeguarding at University of Suffolk since 2017.