Louise steps into the position of Program Developer/Co-ordinator following three years of service on the Creative Clunes Board. Louise’s professional background includes experience in education and research. She teaches English at Ballarat Grammar and is undertaking a Doctorate of Education at the University of Melbourne. The focus of her current research encompasses adolescent reading habits and engagement with reading. Along with her experience in education, Louise has worked extensively in professional theatre as a director and dramaturg. She has been the Artistic Director of theatre companies in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania, directed education programs at Melbourne Theatre Company and lectured part-time at the Victorian College of the Arts. Much of her earlier work in theatre involved working with Australian playwrights on developing commissions. Louise is also a graduate of the University of NSW where she completed her Masters of Arts degree and the NIDA Playwrights Studio.