Louise was a Senior Researcher on the Family and Society Programme.
Louise was a Senior Researcher at Demos.
Louise led the research secretariat for the Commission on Assisted Dying between September 2010 and January 2012, managing the Commission’s programme of outreach and research. This public consultation lasted for more than a year and included a call for written evidence that received more than 1,200 responses; international research visits to Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Oregon in the USA; six public evidence hearings and a programme of qualitative research with older people, disabled people and people with terminal illnesses. It culminated in a high profile report by the Commission on Assisted Dying, which was published in January 2012.
Other publications Louise has co-authored include The Truth About Suicide (2011), an empirical study of the relationship between suicide and chronic and terminal illness, and Coming of Age (2011), a report that puts older people's experiences and voices at the centre of ageing policy. Louise also co-authored The Home Front (2011), a study of the pressures and challenges of parenting and the policies and services that are effective in supporting parents, and In Loco Parentis (2010), a comprehensive study of the care system focusing on how care can be used most effectively to improve children’s outcomes.
Prior to working for Demos, Louise worked at the Digital Inclusion Team, a central government funded organisation that worked with local authorities to promote digital inclusion. Louise has an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and a degree from Cambridge.
A poor experience of the care system takes a toll on the public purse as well as children's emotional well being.
This pamphlet explores the increasingly important role of parenting in policy and argues that economic and environmental circumstances can shape and influence parental approaches for better or worse.
This pamphlet grounds public policy in people’s real, lived experiences of ageing.
This pamphlet investigates the link between physical illness and suicide, using the largest ever data-set of its kind.
Ageing Sociably suggests businesses can do more to tackle loneliness among older people.
This report looks at multiple disadvantage among families with children in Scotland.
For Starters explores parental perceptions about child nutrition advice and argues that government should actively publicise such advice through trusted channels that suit parents.
Taking a child away from its parents is one of the most significant, life-altering powers available to the state. This wide ranging project will start with the views of young people, to ask how the state can ensure that they are financially, academically and emotionally resilient once they leave the care system.More
Following on from our publication Building Character on parenting and early years, Demos is building the case for ‘character’ as the key to life chances.More
Drawing on older people’s perspectives, this project will explore ageing in culture and society and investigate how public policy should respond to the challenges posed by our ageing society.More
Demos will act as secretariat to the Commission on Assisted Dying, an independent inquiry into the issue of assisted dying in the UK.More
This project will identify ways that private companies can make use of their local presence and existing operating structures to generate new social opportunities for older people.More
Demos is investigating the different experiences of older people across EU countries.More
Louise Bazalgette introduces For Starters, arguing that the Government should do more to improve early childhood nutrition.
Louise Bazalgette outlines the key findings of her latest research into ageing across Europe.
Louise Bazalgette welcomes the new Patient Charter on End of Life Care.
Lousie Bazalgette looks at the controversial case of Jon Venables.