Louise is a communications consultant and academic. She joined as a Trustee of LDCT in November 2021. She has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare, most recently as a Director at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust where she led communications and marketing for the Trust and Charity. Prior to this, Louise worked at GlaxoSmithKline for 15 years. Her skills include change management, business strategy, communications, public relations, marketing, fundraising, people development and employee engagement. In 2022, Louise was awarded a PhD for her research into effective communication around complex and controversial science. She holds a lectureship in Health and Social Care at Cumbria University.
Louise has a long association with the Lake District and relocated to Keswick in 2015. She enjoys running and walking in the fells and is an active participant in the local community, acting as a Town Councillor and a regular volunteer at Keswick Junior Parkrun.