As an applied health services and health behavior researcher, Louise has conducted research applying psychological theory and health research methods to numerous aspects of health and well being over many decades. Her research develops and evaluates complex interventions to promote and protect healthy lifestyle choices such as breastfeeding, and sexual health, exercise and diet. Her research has developed and evaluated many interventions including on publicly available digital platforms for the promotion of self-care for people with long term conditions. Her current research includes the development of systems of shared decision-making for patients newly diagnosed with cancer and the promotion of choice in personal budgets by mental health services clinicians. She has conducted collaborative research on workplace health in the UK, and collaborated with government agencies to promote and protect breastfeeding of employees in South Africa. She is a Director of Health Behavior Research Limited which for over a decade has provided e-training interventions for practitioners in relation to breastfeeding in the UK and other countries.
Louise has a long term commitment to public service through work as trustee and non-executive director, including being a past trustee of Banbury Carers’ Centre. She was a non-executive director of Investors In People (UK) limited 1997-2000. She was a non-executive director of Primary Care NHS trusts in South Warwickshire Primary Care NHS Trust (2002- 2006) NHS Warwickshire (2006- Coventry PCT (2011-2012) and Arden Cluster (2011-2012), prior to her appointment to Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group in 2012.