Louise is a certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), a member of the British Aphasiology Society (BAS) and registered with the UK Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Louise has over 20 years of experience working in clinical research with over 15 years of experience working in the Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) field.
Louise’s previous posts highlighted the crucial role played by outcome measures in clinical trials, and the requirement for rigorous, clinically meaningful methods of measuring the impacts of disease from the clinician, patient, and carer perspective.
In her Research Fellow post at the University of Plymouth, UK, Louise was involved in the conceptualization, development and evaluation of COA instruments in neurological disorders. She has experience in patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument development, evaluation and interpretation using both traditional and Rasch Measurement Theory (RMT) psychometric methods. She has led patient interviews (concept elicitation and cognitive debriefing interviews), patient and caregiver focus groups, and has experience in qualitative coding and analysis. Louise has presented her work at local, national, and international conferences and has published several peer-reviewed publications related to COA evaluation.
Louise joined Modus Outcomes in March 2019 and is involved with COA development, validation and troubleshooting across a range of clinical disciplines, applying mixed qualitative and quantitative methodology.