Louise Jackson is currently in the writing up stage of an EdD, in which she is researching neoliberalism and the current state of Higher Education through the lens of Widening Participation.
Professionally, she joined Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2012 as Head of Learning Enhancement. Previously she worked as a Senior Lecturer and Academic Development Coordinator teaching across Music and Musical Theatre programmes. In 2013 Louise was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy, the most prestigious award for teaching excellence in the UK.
Other areas of interest in research and teaching include gender and music; interdisciplinary collaboration in composition teaching with a focus on composition for contemporary dance; radical pedagogy in teaching histories of music; Widening Participation in the Arts. Louise has been actively involved in school and college liaison, working with schools, colleges and other institutions to advise on curriculum and pedagogy within the performing arts and also using music as a tool within other subject areas such as medicine. With undergraduate students Louise has investigated the affect of role modelling on undergraduate success in study through their participation in outreach work.