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Research Officer, Humanitarian Innovation Project
Louise has worked with the Humanitarian Innovation Project since its inception in 2012. Her research focuses on the ‘bottom-up’ perspectives of humanitarian innovation, and she has carried out field-work in several countries across East Africa, and also in Jordan, South Africa, India and the US.
Louise has a background in Manufacturing Engineering and studied for her Master’s Degree at The University of Cambridge.
Since 2007 Louise has predominantly worked in the International Development and Humanitarian sector with International Non-Government Organisations (INGOs). She worked for the UK based charity, Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK), in various capacities and later trained in Humanitarian Logistics with Save the Children UK; working in Myanmar for the Cyclone Nargis Emergency response, and in the Dominican Republic and Haiti for the Earthquake Response in 2010.
Before joining the Humanitarian Innovation Project, Louise worked in the International Supply and Logistics team at Oxfam. Her work at Oxfam covered projects on global supply-chain process improvements, staff and partner training, evaluations and audits across Oxfam’s country programmes.
Innovation spaces: lessons from the United Nations
Louise Bloom and Romily Faulkner, (2016), Third World Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1135730
Refugee Innovation: Humanitarian innovation that starts with communities
Alexander Betts et al, (2015)
Innovation spaces: transforming humanitarian practice in the United Nations
Louise Bloom and Romy Faulkner, (2015), RSC Working Paper Series, 107
Humanitarian Innovation: The State of the Art
Alexander Betts and Louise Bloom, (2014)
Humanitarian innovation and refugee protection
Alexander Betts et al, (2014), In: Brennan, K. (ed.) Making Global Institutions Work, 53 - 68