Louise Coole

Director of the United Kingdom Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), Public Health England

Louise is the Director of the United Kingdom Field Epidemiology Training Program. She initially studied molecular biology before studying medicine as a post-graduate. Early career experiences laid a foundation for future roles with posts in infectious diseases at the height of the AIDS epidemic and several years working as a medical microbiologist before training in public health. Louise has worked for Public Health England and its predecessor organization for 19 years, initially as a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Team Director and between 2009 and 2018 as the Consultant Epidemiologist leading the Yorkshire and Humber Field Epidemiology Team. She has also worked for ECDC (the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) as a Scientific Coordinator for the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) between 2016 and 2020. She has taken a keen interest and professional lead in learning and development throughout her career. Other professional interests include vaccine-preventable disease, outbreak investigation, and qualitative methods.