Louise studied Medicine and spent several years working as a clinical microbiologist in hospitals around the UK. During this time she also worked on various laboratory-based microbiological projects, ranging from virus survival in glycerol-preserved cadaveric skin to analysis of the flagellin proteins of Helicobacter pylori. From 2007-8, Louise was the UK study co-ordinator for a pan-European project investigating the impact of antibiotic-resistant S.aureus and E.coli bloodstream infections.
In December 2014 Louise completed her PhD on the evidence-based management of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, having spent six years at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology working on an NIHR-funded programme of work, 'Setting Priorities and Reducing Uncertainties in People with Skin Disease'.
Louise joined the Health Protection and Influenza Research Group as a Research Fellow in October 2014 where her research interests are seasonal and pandemic influenza and other communicable diseases. Since October 2017 she has been the Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Pandemic Influenza and Research and works closely on collaborative projects with the WHO European Regional Office in Copenhagen.
Mapping high-threat pathogens in Europe
Burden of influenza in Europe
Cochrane systematic review update of adjuvant corticosteroids in treatment of influenza
Systematic review of high dose versus standard dose influenza vaccines
LANSBURY LE, SMITH S, BEYER W, KARAMEHIC E, PASIC-JUHAS E, SIKIRA H, MATEUS A, OSHITANI H, ZHAO H, BECK CR and NGUYEN-VAN-TAM JS, 2017. Effectiveness of 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) vaccines: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine. LANSBURY LE, BROWN CS and NGUYEN-VAN-TAM JS, 2017. Influenza in Long-Term Care Facilities. Influenza and other respiratory viruses.
ALIMI Y, LIM WS, LANSBURY L, LEONARDI-BEE J and NGUYEN-VAN-TAM JS, 2017. Systematic review of respiratory viral pathogens identified in adults with community-acquired pneumonia in Europe. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology. 95, 26-35
THOMAS KS, BATCHELOR JM, BATH-HEXTALL F, CHALMERS JR, CLARKE T, CROWE S and ET AL, 2016. A programme of research to set priorities and reduce uncertainties for the prevention and treatment of skin disease Programme Grants Appl Res. 4(18),
Effectiveness of 2009 pandemic influenza vaccines
Best-practice guidance on prevention and control of influenza in long-term care facilities
Evidence-based management of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
Non-pharmacological interventions for influenza