Louise researches parliamentary democracy in Canada and the UK. Her PhD thesis explores how the careers of newly elected MPs are shaped by the formal and informal orientation they receive when they first enter parliament.
Louise is also research lead for On the Record, Off-Script, a project based on a series of exit interviews with former members of the Nova Scotia legislative assembly. The Off-Script team modelled their research design on Samara Canada’s exit interview project with MPs at the federal level. Off-Script is an ongoing project and the findings from the interviews will be disseminated through the project’s podcast series, op-ed articles and series of upcoming reports.