Louise is a dynamic health and social impact researcher. She holds Investigator roles across Queensland University of Technology's Design Lab and Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. She is also a Population Health Innovation Advisor for Health Futures Australia. With over two decades of leadership, practice and research experience at the local, state, national and global levels she is also a successful private health promotion consultant. She has won several awards for her commitment to building healthy communities in Queensland including as founder and leader of QUT's Cool and Covered program focusing on sun protection and healthy built environments. She is co-editor of Health Promotion in the 21st Century: New approaches to achieving health for all (Fleming and Baldwin, 2020).
Louise is a innovative leader working across sectors to create policy, systems and community-based change. She is currently expanding this work to identify opportunities between social entrepreneurship and the impacts for public health. Much of her current work is leading large scale complex impact evaluation projects and sustaining health promotion and social purpose programs.