Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown
Louise Maple-Brown is Head of Department of Endocrinology, Royal Darwin Hospital and an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow with Menzies School of Health Research. Louise leads the clinical research program within the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases division of Menzies, with a focus on diabetes and related conditions in Indigenous Australians. Currently Louise is the lead investigator on several large NHMRC-funded projects, including The eGFR study (Accurate assessment and progression of kidney damage in Indigenous Australians) and the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership. That partnership has recently been awarded funds from the Global Alliance of Chronic Diseases to expand within the Northern Territory and to Far North Queensland. After completing the majority of her physician and endocrinology training at St Vincents Hospital Sydney, Louise moved to Darwin in 2002 to pursue her passion for improving the health of Indigenous Australians. Louise is currently on the Australian Diabetes Society Council and was previously a member of the Council of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society. Louise has been providing clinical diabetes services to urban and remote NT communities for over 12 years, with a recent addition being a weekly telehealth clinic.