Fife User Involvement Development Officer
Louise joined SDF in 2015, where she leads, trains and supports peer research projects facilitated by people in recovery based in Fife. Louise has considerable experience as a researcher in the substance field, previously for Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership (formerly Fife DAAT from 2008). This policy-led work involved, needs assessments, gap analysis, spending reviews, designing services, commissioning and monitoring and evaluation.
Louise was involved in setting up special initiatives in Fife such as rapid access to ORT, Scottish Government improvement programmes and user-led projects such as recovery cafes and women’s spaces. Her areas of service user involvement expertise are working to reduce drug deaths, hepatitis c, trauma, domestic abuse and employability. Louise’s experience also includes employability services for people leaving the armed forces, media research and providing advice to local community aftercare projects and support to consultant contractors.
Louise holds a BA (Hons) combined studies degree in media and cultural studies with psychology and sociology.