Is a visual anthropologist, a film-maker and a leading scholar in comparative mythology and the history of dreams. Born on Lewis, Louise studied at King’s College Cambridge and Boston University, Mass. She has been working and teaching in Edinburgh since the mid-1990s, playing an instrumental role in the development of various undergraduate and graduate programmes, at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh Napier University. Since 2015, she is Associate Professor of Film at Napier. Among her scholarly contributions is Carnivals & Dreams: Pieter Bruegel and the History of the Imagination, a comprehensive study on the 16th century artist, the research for which was funded by a Leverhulme Fellowship. A second fully revised edition, in preparation, has funding from the Carnegie and Scouloudi trusts.