Prof Louise Locock

Professor Louise Locock

Prof Louise Locock

Professor of Health Services Research
University of Aberdeen

Louise Locock is a Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Aberdeen. Before taking up post she was Director of Applied Research at the Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford. Louise is a social scientist specialising in qualitative research, with interests in personal and family member experiences of health and illness, patient and public involvement and NHS quality improvement using patient experience evidence. She has a long-standing interest in MND and her UK-wide research on this (funded by the MND Association in England and the NIHR) is disseminated on the Healthtalk website

Louise has published on the effect of receiving a diagnosis of MND; people's attitudes towards MND peer support and the sharing of personal experiences; and metaphorical language and emotion in people's accounts of living with the condition. She is currently leading a study on the experiences of people and family members living with inherited forms of MND, with funding from the Motor Neuron Disease Association and the University of Aberdeen. Find out more on the University of Aberdeen website: Understanding family experiences of inherited motor neurone disease (MND) - a qualitative study.