Louisa most recently completed her WiRe (Women in Research) Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University of Münster, Book Studies at the end of April 2021. She was awarded her PhD titled ‘Post-Digital Audience Engagement Activity in and across Visual Arts and Publishing’ from the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, University of Stirling and the School of Management, University of St Andrews in 2019. Her thesis illuminated complex and transforming relationships between publishers, cultural organisations, and their audiences, reinforcing and enhancing our understanding of the place and role of publishing amongst other cultural mediums in the post-digital age. She graduated from the MLitt in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling in 2012. She also completed the M.F.A and B.A (Hons) in Fine Art at DJCAD, University of Dundee in 2008 and 2004 respectively.
Louisa worked as a professional artist based in Dundee between 2004 and 2011. Her interest in publishing began with the gallery and artist publications she created and was included in as part of exhibitions. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. The Royal Scottish Academy holds a selection of artworks she produced on the RSA John Kinross Scholarship.
Louisa has worked in gallery assistant and gallery technician roles at Dundee Contemporary Arts and was project assistant at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Cooper Gallery. Louisa has a range of editorial and production experience from these roles in addition to digital publishing experience at Edinburgh Business School.