Lauren Saunders moved from her hometown in London to Hull in 2012 after completing her initial training at Camberwell College (University of the Arts London) and Barnet College (Middlesex University). In Hull, Lauren began working creatively in residential homes and psychiatric in-patient units before engaging with local communities as a NHS Recovery College Practitioner. Lauren resumed her creative studies in 2016 at the Hull School of Art and Design, graduating with 1:1 in 2018 in Fine Art BA (Hons). Lauren has since continued in her professional and artistic development through self-initiated projects, commissioned work and relevent training.

Based on her own academic research and lived experiences, Lauren is also a passionate activist, campaigning for environmental justice, disability rights/accessibility and socio-economic arts inclusion.