Louise’s doctoral research investigates how teachers become who they are.

Louise’s work situates the schoolteacher as a particular type of subject, that is both made and makes itself from within a network of power relations. Her study combines Foucauldian theory, Critical Discourse Analysis, and Narrative analysis to provide an account of schoolteachers’ ethical agency in the context of top-down policy practices.

Louise is a Doctoral Teaching Fellow at the Department of Education, where she teaches and supervises students in the MSc in Learning and Teaching course. Currently, Louise is collaborating the OECD in their Globally Teaching InSights project. Her research supports the Schools+ Network aims to fuel an ecosystem of organisations that are driving change in education from the bottom-up.

In March 2023 she presented her preliminary research at the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB)’s annual conference.