Louise has works with six 'scenographic' principles based on the concept of the feminine (material) sublime and developed through a close study of Dorothy Wordsworth and her female comtemporaries approach to, and way, of engaging with landscape. Their ‘mode’ can, she suggests, be understood and analysed through the concept of the feminine sublime and offers a counterpoint to the ‘masculine’ or ‘transcendent sublime’, which was dominant in the Early Romantic period in which she, and some of her female contemporaries who also informed the principles, were writing.
In 2016 Louise was awarded a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from Lancaster Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University. The title of her written thesis is: ‘Emplacing, Re-Imaging and Transforming ‘Missing’ Life-Events: A Feminine Sublime Approach to the Creation of Socially Engaged Scenography in Site-Specific Walking-Performance in Rural Landscapes’.
Louise's published books inlcude Mulliontide: A Guide for Walkers and Warnscale: A Land Mark Walk Reflecting On In/Fertility And Childlessness. She has written articles and chapters for a number of book and journals.
Louise works as a visiting lecturer at undergraduate and postgraduate level at a number of universities and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has a number of teaching qualifications including the Supporting Learning Programme (SLP), awarded by Lancaster University. She was an External Examiner for the BA Performance Design and Practice Central St Martin’s, UAL, London (2014-18).
Louise regularly presents her practice and research at conferences and symposiums as well as in the press, media and on radio broadcasts. She is a member of the advisory board for the research project Performing Landscapes: Mountains led by Joanthan Pitches at Leeds University.