Louise is a Senior Lecturer on CAT's MSc in Sustainability & Adaptation, and will be joining us to run our practical workshop on building with rammed earth, and will also convene our Global Housing Justice panel.

Louise spent her early career studying almost everything decomposing, from dead fish and abattoir waste, antibiotics produced in eggs, headache pills, nappies, TNT and pesticides in the soil, sewage, household waste...

She has worked in University, Private and Charity sectors on large scale composting and Organics Research and Development. During her first stint at CAT she lead the consultancy services on the composting and sanitation research programmes including: live testing of home composting as a waste minimisation strategy; social factors involving householder participation in composting, ran specialist courses on Composting and Sewage Solutions and lectured to a wide range of students.

Since returning to CAT and GSE in 2008, Louise has focussed on adaptation and practical building with sustainable materials and eco retrofit, also building with nature connection in mind. She also has special interest in Distance and Blended Learning provision, as well as providing maximum inclusion for all students.