Louise initiated her career at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield, completing her BMedSci (Hons) in Health Sciences (2009) and Masters Degree in Public Health and International Development (2011). Louise developed her career in health services research and advanced her interest in the evaluation of complex interventions, completing a doctoral thesis (2018) evaluating the use of videoconferencing for remote healthcare provision for older adults in care homes.
Louise started her post-doctoral career as a Research Fellow on the CHAMP-1 and IMPACT projects at the University of York (2018). Following on from this she worked at the Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester on the RTI-RAND project (2018-2019). This project aimed to develop a guide to inform parents’ decision making about when may be appropriate to consult a GP if their child has a suspected respiratory tract infection.
Louise re-joined the University of York as part of the Social Policy Research Unit in 2019. She now works on the HOPES study which aims to develop a support worker intervention to improve engagement in social care amongst older adults with mental health problems.
PhD, University of Sheffield
MPH, University of Sheffield
BMedSci (Hons), University of Sheffield
Current / recently completed research
Helping older people with mental health needs to engage with social care: Enhancing support worker skills through a prototype learning and development intervention (The HOPES 2 Study)1 March 2021 - 28 February 2022
This study will develop a learning package to enable specialist support workers to better engage older people with mental health needs in social care.
Reducing delayed transfers of care (DTOC) for older adults with frailty: a systems-thinking approach to health and social care processes August 2020 - January 2022
This study aims to explore the role of complex social care systems in delayed transfers of care.
The Curiosity PartnershipJune 2020 - May 2025
To develop and evaluate a regional capacity building network: facilitating greater understanding, use and production of research in adult social care.
Helping older people to engage effectively with community social care (The HOPES study)September 2019 - February 2021
This study aims to understand how support workers help older adults with mental health needs to accept and receive social care.