Louise joined the Alliance for Useful Evidence as Principal Research Advisor in January 2018. She leads a variety of projects for the Alliance, including research input to the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care, which the Alliance is developing as part of a consortium.
Louise has a background in promoting the use of evidence in policy and practice, having previously worked at the think tank Demos (2010 – 2013) and the NSPCC (2013 – 2018). At Demos, Louise researched policy areas such as the early years and children’s social care. At the NSPCC, Louise led work on system design to improve mental health outcomes for looked after children and the development and evaluation of new services in children’s social care.
Louise has a strong interest in research methods – both qualitative and quantitative. She is currently studying an MSc in Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.