Louise joined the NMAHP Research Unit in January 2016 as Research Fellow on the RELEASE project which is investigating the natural history of language recovery following stroke-related aphasia and aims to better understand the predictors of language recovery and rehabilitation in people with post-stroke aphasia.
Prior to her arrival at the Unit, Louise was commissioned by The Stroke Association to assess the effectiveness of a government-funded training scheme for people working with those at higher risk of stroke.
This project was undertaken as Louise was concluding her PhD at the University of Strathclyde. For her PhD, she tested the theories of ageing which predict a reduction in hemispheric asymmetry in older adulthood. To investigate this she devised and conducted a programme of experiments using eye-tracking technology to investigate lateral biases of attention and perception in older and younger adults during face processing. In addition to her PhD, Louise gained a Masters in Research Methods and a first class honours degree, all in psychology at the University of Strathclyde.