Louise Bloom

Louise Bloom

Refugee Studies Centre

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.


Water storage units in Za'atari refugee camp
There is a global refugee crisis. Creative solutions are urgently needed. Why not start by looking at what refugees are doing to help themselves?
21 July 2015