Louise’s primary interest is in using research and data to improve the lives of children. She has comprehensive knowledge of public systems, notably children’s social care, as well as experience of implementing and testing a range of evidence-based programmes.
Joining the Dartington Social Research Unit in 1997, she went on to become co-director and latterly CEO. She led numerous research and development projects, including convening a consortium that secured a £17 million contract to run the Family Nurse Partnership National Unit.
Louise was awarded a PhD in social policy from Exeter University in 2004. She has contributed to over 30 articles and books, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Children’s Services.
Louise is providing strategic leadership to the system reform project ‘Keeping more children safely at home’ and contributing to the development and dissemination of FNP ADAPT.
She is a fellow of the RSA and enjoys adventures in her campervan.