Louise is research fellow and registered social worker. Her principal research interests are violence and abuse within familial, intimate partner and caring relationships and ethical and methodological issues carrying out ‘sensitive’ qualitative research. Her PhD explored the experiences and needs of family carers affected by violent, abusive or harmful behaviour by the older person for whom they care. Louise has also worked as a research fellow on a number of projects with the Risk, Abuse and Violence research programme (University of Birmingham) and taught on the Nursing undergraduate programme.
Louise is currently working as research fellow on a NIHR study led by Dr Gill Combes, Supporting survivors of sexual violence: a mixed-methods, co-research study of the role, funding and commissioning of specialist services by the voluntary sector in England.