Dr Louise Whitehead

Louise qualified as a social worker in 2014 and worked in a children’s disability team for two years followed by three years in frontline child protections teams. Most recently, she was a consultant social worker in Oxfordshire before taking up the role as practice tutor at Frontline. Before social work, she spent time working in international development where she undertook research for NGOs and completed a PhD which explored socio-cultural livelihood impoverishment when people were moved from informal settlements in the centre of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to resettlement sites outside the city. Louise has spent time living in Southern Africa and Cambodia.

Research interests

Resilience and social work

Reflective supervision and practice

International social work, particularly in relation to child trafficking in South East Asia


BA History

PGDip Social Work

DPhil International Development


Louise is currently undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Education.

Louise has taught A Level Economics at an international school in Oxford.

Location: London

Coram Campus
41 Brunswick Square