Louise Warwick-Booth Professor of Informatics at Leeds Beckett University, UK
Dr Louise Warwick-Booth is a sociologist with specific interests in health policy and social policy. She is a Reader and an Associate Director of the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University. She teaches on a wide range of modules including sociology for health, policy and politics of health, research design, communities and community health as well as global health.
Louise’s research projects are diverse but focus on social inequalities and vulnerable populations such disadvantaged women experiencing abuse, Traveller and Gypsy communities and socially isolated older people. She evaluates interventions to improve the health of such vulnerable groups drawing upon various methods including feminist participatory approaches and creative tools in order to give people voice and actively participate in the research process. Her research has been used in practice to improve interventions during their delivery and in securing future funding for health promotion interventions in the voluntary sector.
Louise has published several textbooks, including Global Health Studies (2018), Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction 2nd Edition (2021, with colleagues), Creating Participatory Research (2021, with colleagues) as well as numerous journal articles.