Louise is the Interim Clinical Director for the Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations (MNSI) programme and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at West Middlesex Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
She trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London and specialised during her early postgraduate career in obstetrics and gynaecology. She undertook her speciality training in London and Sydney, Australia. She was appointed as a consultant in 2010.
In her clinical practice she has developed a special interest in intrapartum care, perinatal mental health and maternal medicine. She has a MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare from Imperial College. She is the obstetric service lead and one of the maternity quality and safety leads at West Middlesex Hospital.
Louise was the founding president of the British Intrapartum Care Society (2018-2022) and is one of the co-organisers for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)/British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Management of the Labour Ward course held annually at the RCOG.
She undertakes a significant number of independent investigations focusing on maternity services and perinatal care. Specifically, all cases of maternal death related to pregnancy and other cases meeting the criteria of the former RCOG ‘Each Baby Counts’ programme.