Louise is currently an analyst at CSIRO in R&D Partnerships and Precincts. Louise has a broad level of experience in the research sector having previously worked closely with senior executive in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the Australian National University, and holding a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics from the Australian National University. She also has extensive experience in natural resource management R&D, and policy development working in this capacity in a rural RDC and in Victorian state government. Louise has helped develop an inter-agency horizon scanning network since 2005. This network encompasses Australian and New Zealand government and higher education agencies.