Lawrence has a PhD in Economics from the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI) – University of Clermont-Auvergne in France. She is passionate about human development research in health, education & labour, and in gender analysis in developing countries. Previously, she was supporting the Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health (LCGGH) working as a Consultant within the research group at the UNU IIGH. She was also working on girl’s education, out-of-school children, on maternal and child health care services access, and on vaccine budget evaluation in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of the Congo, Chad and Senegal with the World Bank Group, UNESCO, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. She is a French speaker and native of Cameroon, where she grew up. She is currently based in France with a lovely daughter.