Dr Pryke is a lecturer in Macquarie University's Ancient History Department. She is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Classics and Ancient History and the Department of Hebrew Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney.
In 2016, Louise was one of five recipients of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA) Fund - an international award for promising early career scholars in the field of Assyriology. In 2017, she won a place in Macquarie University's Faculty of Arts Emerging Scholars Scheme.
Dr Pryke's research interests include myths and narrative literature in the Ancient Near East, and the interplay between humanity, animality and divinity in the ancient world. Louise is the author of Scorpion (2016) and Ishtar (2017). She is currently writing a volume on Gilgamesh, the world's first hero.