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Having worked in education for 20+ years Louise was latterly responsible for ICT in Learning in The Highland Council, Scotland. Through a large scale consultation Louise developed an ICT in Learning Strategy which drove the direction and vision for ensuring all 220 schools in Highland move to Technology Rich Environments. Louise was also responsible for the successful globally recognised Highland Chrome Pilot and the use of Chromebooks in a 1-1 model, alongside a range of technologies in learning. An original Glow Mentor in 2008, Apps for Good Ambassador and Digital Schools Award Scotland Validator Finalist 2019 and Winner of the 'Edufuturist of the Year' award 2020.

Louise has always been driven by changes in youth culture and the impact technology has on the way young people, live and learn. In the emergence of digital she led on e-safety and cyber security in Scotland and also supported national developments being awarded a Scottish Education Award in 2006 for ‘Making a Difference’. An original Glow Mentor in 2008, Apps for Good Ambassador and Digital Schools Award Scotland Validator. In 2017, Louise then went on to join the Google for Education Team working at a country level as Scotland Lead and specialising in Accessibility within the Global Team.

Louise partners with countries and learning communities across the globe to support digital transition and transformation in education and enterprise. Working either independently or with Technology Partners such as AppsEvents, EdTechTeam and Tablet Academy Scotland. As well as leading on transformation with the integration of new technologies at a country level, Louise specialises in Accessibility and Anytime Anywhere Learning. A well known content writer, Louise writes award-winning practice use and case studies. Examples include Accessibility and a new series entitled Playful Productivity. In 2020, Louise undertook a new role with ThingLink as Director of Education Community and Partnerships.

  • Masters Degree Module: Inclusive Digital Technology - University of Edinburgh May 2019
  • Google Cloud Fundamentals - August 2018
  • Chrome Deployment Specialist - August 2018
  • Google Cloud Certified G Suite - February 2018
  • AODocs / Revevol Certified Trainer - August 2017
  • G Suite for Education Certified Trainer - June 2017 and December 2018
  • Google Apps Certified Administrator - June 2015 & June 2017
  • Google Education Trainer Skills Assessment Certificate - May 2017
  • Google Apps for Education Certified Educator Fundamentals Advanced - October 2015 / Feb 2018
  • Highland Council Procurement Processes Level 1 & 2 - 2014
  • IBM /SOCITM Top Talent National Leadership Award - 2013
  • PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner - 2012
  • ITIL V3 Practitioner - 2012
  • BCS Certificate Information Security Management - 2012
  • Highland Council Quality Award - E-Safety Strategy - 2010
  • Highland Council Co-operative Learning Academy - 2010
  • Highland Council Education Leadership Award - 2009
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Ambassador - 2008
  • Scottish Education Award - Making a Difference - 2006
  • Dip H.E Health Improvement and Promotion. Health & Wellbeing Education - 2005
  • BA (Hons) Community and Youth Studies University of Reading - 1995-98