Louisa is driven by a sense of curiosity and a desire to help create positive change in the world. She makes sense of the unique context of a given situation through exploration and directed inquiry. Louisa explores diverse human experiences within the dynamic context of broader systems, to generate deep insights and reframe design processes with clients and design participants.
Louisa combines her strong analysis and research skills with strategic thinking to contribute to significant systemic innovation processes. She has worked with a range of non-government and government organisations to explore the human understanding that shapes how they work, and signals where they won’t. She has conducted rapid ethnographic research into nutrition, health, employment, risk and other social factors throughout Australia and Asia. Louisa has developed strategies that guide direction, designed behavioural interventions and assisted the design of innovation labs that drive social and economic transformation.
Louisa has an interdisciplinary background that has strengthened her ability to draw out and understand diverse perspectives. At the Australian National University, Louisa facilitated the interdisciplinary Vice-Chancellor’s course Creating Knowledge, co-founded the Cross-Disciplinary Student’s Academy and co-founded the Global Cross-Disciplinary Tournament with the International Alliance of Research Universities. Louisa's background includes experience in strategy, ethnography, philosophy, public policy and mathematics.