Louisa's research interests centre around community dance and its potential to improve basic psychological needs and social wellbieng amongst older adult populations. Louisa recieved the Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Studentship Award to explore the nuances of participant experience in differing dance style and genres in community dance settings.
Louisa graduated with an MSc in Dance Science (Distinction) from Trinity Laban Conservaotire of Music and Dance in 2019 and was the recipient of the Trinity Laban Dance Award Scholarship. She also holds a first-class BA (Hons) degree in Dance Studies from the University of Roehampton, recieving the Best Dissertation Prize for BA in Dance Studies in 2018. Her Masters dissertation focused on exploring the psychosocial experience of family caregivers for persons with dementia in community dance classes. Prior to her PhD, Louisa worked as a community dance artist for people living with dementia in assisted living care homes. Louisa is also an editorial assistant for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and a dance science lecturer for bbodance.
Dance Science, MSc, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
1 Sep 2018 → 5 Nov 2019
Award Date: 5 Nov 2019
BA Dance Studies, Degree, University of Roehampton
1 Sep 2015 → 22 Jun 2018
Award Date: 22 Jun 2018