Louise read Medieval English and History at Birmingham University and has an MA In Archive Administration from UCL. She joined the Centre in 2009, having worked in partnership previously through her role at York Minster. Louise recently completed a part-time PhD at York on the history of the stained glass of York Minster since 1500.
Louise worked in the archives sector in the county record offices of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, specialising in education and outreach and was Head of Collections at York Minster for many years. She co-authored 'York Minster: A Living Legacy' with Dr. Richard Shephard and the Very Revd Keith Jones and has written numerous popular articles on the Minster and its history. She wrote for the CD-ROMs Images of Salvation: the Story of the Bible through Medieval Art and Pilgrims and Pilgrimage and brokered the ongoing partnership between the Centre and York Minster. Louise was associate editor for both The English Parish Church through the Centuries and for the partner disk English Cathedrals and Monasteries through the Centuries, as well writing a number of articles for that disk too. Her research interests are stained glass, manuscript art and Viking and Anglo-Saxon culture.