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Louise is a medical sociologist with an interest in the impact and distributional effects of public policy on health. She has specialised in qualitative methods, using participant-observation, interviews, focus groups and visual methods with a wide range of participants. She is currently a Research Associate in the Centre for Health Informatics working on the ARC Digital Health portfolio with a focus on examining the implementation of digital health technologies in the NHS.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, The Insecurity of the Commons: An ethnographic study of a youth club in the North of England, University of Liverpool

1 Oct 20121 Oct 2015

Award Date: 4 May 2016

Master of Research, The University of Manchester

1 Sept 20071 Sept 2008

Award Date: 1 Sept 2008

Areas of expertise

  • HM Sociology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Ethnographic methods
  • HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
  • Social Policy
  • Policy analysis

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Policy@Manchester
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Healthier Futures


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