Professor Louise Maple-Brown

Senior Principal research fellow


PhD, University of New South Wales, 2006; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sydney, 1996; Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2003.

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Principal Supervisor for PhD


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


Louise Maple-Brown is Head of Department of Endocrinology, Royal Darwin Hospital (Northern Territory, Australia) and an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow with Menzies School of Health Research.

Louise leads a 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 Northern Territory and Far North Queensland Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership and the eGFR Study study (Accurate assessment and progression of kidney damage in Indigenous Australians).


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 15 years, including more recently via telehealth.




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