Louise Tickle - journalist and guest speaker

Speaking & Broadcasting



Talks, lectures, live onstage interviews, panel moderator & conference chair


Louise is regularly asked to speak about her work reporting on social affairs and education issues to audiences including social workers, students, lawyers, press officers, journalists and – toughest of all – school children.


She also has considerable experience of chairing conferences, panels and debates. Her warm, open style is highly effective at encouraging engagement in Q&A sessions, and she is always delighted to conduct live interviews or guided conversations with senior leaders, academics and individuals whose stories highlight the issues at hand.


Enthusiastic from the outset, Louise was a pleasure to work with… she appeared to have complete mastery of the subject and the natural warmth of her approach meant she quickly built a rapport with the four panellists…. She facilitated a lively and interesting debate on degree apprenticeships that moved naturally between different aspects of the subject, always managing to bring it back round to the central issue.

Caroline Murdoch, marketing manager, The Open University


Please get in touch to discuss options and fees.


Previous events and talks





  • The 2018 Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture: “How information technology and modern communication systems are affecting journalism and family law.”

  • “In conversation with” – a live on-stage interview with care leaver and public health commissioner Kerry Littleford, at the 2017 Early Intervention Foundation conference

  • Structuring a piece of long-form journalism – one hour lecture at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

  • Reporting on unaccompanied child refugees – 15 minute talk plus Q and A for the ‘Uncertain Journeys’ seminar series, Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Sleepless nights reporting the family courts: one hour talk for family judges at the Judicial College

  • The Open University: panel chair for debate on degree apprenticeships

  • The Guardian: roundtable discussion chair and Guardian University Awards judging panel chair

  • What Journalists Want: Higher Education and Voluntary Sector conference series: 2011, 2012, 2013 – conference and session chair

  • So You Want To Be A Journalist? hosted by City University Department of Journalism: conference and session chair

  • Royal Geographical Society: Gender Equality in Education panel discussion chair


Please get in touch if you would like Louise to create a talk, a lecture or an interactive training session for your organisation or event.



Louise is a regular consultant for the multi award-winning independent True Vision TV. She worked on the Bafta-nominated BB1 film about domestic abuse Behind Closed Doors and is currently developing a film following the work of the family courts.


She regularly contributes to local and national radio and tv programmes, doing newspaper reviews and digging into knotty issues facing the education sector, social services, child protection and family law.




Email louise@louisetickle.co.uk

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