Louise is a visiting research fellow at the Crawford School, ANU, and is involved in several research projects in that capacity. Louise has extensive experience working on economic and industry policy at the federal government level including in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Departments of Employment, Industry and Infrastructure.
She is currently the Director of the Economic Policy Unit at the Department of Infrastructure. Her government work has spanned the full policy development process. Louise has a PhD from the University of Queensland on regional economic development and has published on labour economics, health economics and on regional innovation, and is a member of the ACT branch of the Economic Society of Australia and the Women in Economics Network.