Louise specialises in survey methodology, questionnaire design and data management, within the financial inclusion field. Prior to joining Cenfri in February 2015, she was a survey manager at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town.
She has 10 years’ experience working on ground-breaking, South African research projects, including:
At NIDS, she was responsible for the project management of this multi-million-rand project during a transitional phase. She oversaw NIDS becoming the first nationally representative panel survey in South Africa, while at the same time becoming the first survey of this magnitude and complexity to make use of computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) technology in South Africa. The survey contacts almost 40,000 people in 10,000 households every two years, and it is conducted in all 11 South African languages in all nine provinces.
She has also consulted to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Unilever Institute.