Louise is a Senior Lecturer in Public and Environmental Health at Swinburne University of Technology. Her specialist areas include food safety, environmental health practice, health promotion and sustainability. Louise has expertise in the implementation of food safety legislation in Victoria and been employed in environmental health, health promotion and consultant positions with various local government authorities. Louise has also been a member of the Editorial Committee for the Australian Journal Environmental Health and a representative on a number of committees actively involved in the development of educational materials and policy in the public and environmental health field. She also has extensive expertise in the academic and administrative implementation of Work Integrated Learning programs in undergraduate programs.
Her research and supervision activities have included investigating issues surrounding the implementation of safe food practices amongst culturally diverse groups, the effectiveness of wash hand basins in food establishments and the use of sustainable cleaning practices in childcare centres. Her more recent activities have included the development of frameworks for epidemiological investigation of C. jejuni , consumer food handling practices associated with raw milk consumption, with her current PhD project investigating the experience of the practice of environmental health amongst environmental health practitioners in Australia.