Professor Louise Condon has a clinical background in nursing, midwifery and health visiting, and her PhD is in social policy (University of Bristol). Experience as an NHS practitioner and public health manager informs her research into health inequalities. Recent studies have focused on the health and health service use of vulnerable groups (migrants, Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, people with mental health problems). Louise is an associate editor of BMC Health Services Research. Her professorial post is held jointly with Swansea Bay University Health Board.