Somerset County Council Public Health Representative
Following completion of a Sports Science degree and a management diploma in Leisure, Louise began her career in the sports and fitness industry. She has worked in both the public and private leisure industry both as a manager and as a fitness instructor. From 2001 until 2009 she was employed in development roles for both Mendip District Council and Somerset County Council developing a range of physical activity opportunities for local residents. She has been an Assessor and Lecturer in Exercise Prescription for the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.
In 2009 she completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health and undertook the role of Public Health Specialist for NHS Somerset Primary Care Trust. In 2014 she completed the UK Public Health Register Defined Specialist Portfolio and is now a Public Health Consultant with Somerset County Council leading on public health commissioning, health improvement and health protection.
Louise is committed to ensuring opportunities to improve health and prevent ill health are maximised across the health and wellbeing system.