Louise Cook

Service User and Engagement Facilitator

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Louise qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) in 2012 and has an interest in Adult Social Care and Dementia care. She is a Service User and Carer Engagement Facilitator for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

louise.cook@aru.ac.uk

Background

Since qualifying as a nurse in 2012, Louise has worked across several different settings within Health and Social Care. She obtained a Certificate in Education (lifelong learning sector) in 2015 and a MSc in Dementia Studies in 2020 with the University of Stirling.

Having worked across residential, academic, hospital and local authority environments, Louise has developed a passion for education, Adult Social Care and Dementia Care. Louise joined ARU in January 2022, as a Service User and Carer Engagement Facilitator and within this role she works closely with service users and supports their involvement on our courses.

Research interests

  • Dementia care
  • Service User Involvement
  • Following completion of her MSc in Dementia Studies, Louise’s main research focus has been in relation to knowledge transfer and delivery of training, as well as improving quality of life for those living with dementia.

    As a Service User and Carer Engagement Facilitator, she is looking at ways in which service user involvement can be embedded into the nursing curriculum. Louise has a keen interest in promoting co-production and developing this within nursing education across all branches.

Areas of expertise

  • Nursing
  • Adult Social Care
  • Dementia

Qualifications

  • Dip HE Adult Nursing, Anglia Ruskin University (2012)
  • Certificate in Education (lifelong learning sector), University of Essex (2015)
  • MSc in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling (2020)