Louise Maple-Brown

Menzies School of Health Research

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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Research interests

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 (Accurate assessment and progression of kidney damage in Indigenous Australians).

Education/Academic qualification


… → 2006

External positions

Director, Australian Diabetes Society

25 Aug 2014 → …

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Research Output 2004 2018

Contribution of cardiometabolic risk factors to estimated glomerular filtration rate decline in Indigenous Australians with and without albuminuria ‐ the eGFR Follow‐up Study

Barr, E. L. M., Barzi, F., Hughes, J. T., Jerums, G., O'Dea, K., Brown, A. D. H., Ekinci, E. I., Jones, G. R. D., Lawton, P. D., Sinha, A., MacIsaac, R. J., Cass, A. & Maple-Brown, L. J., 1 Jul 2018, In : Nephrology. 23, 7, p. 682-689 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Glomerular Filtration Rate
Waist-Hip Ratio
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
C-Reactive Protein

Cross-sectional associations of albuminuria among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: the eGFR Study

Hughes, J. T., Maple-Brown, L. J., Thomas, M., Lawton, P. D., Sinha, A., Cass, A., Barzi, F., Jones, G. R. D., Jerums, G., MacIsaac, R. J., O'Dea, K. & Hoy, W. E., 1 Jan 2018, In : Nephrology. 23, 1, p. 37-45 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Glomerular Filtration Rate
Waist-Hip Ratio

Development of a short-item diet quality questionnaire for Indigenous mothers and their young children: The Menzies remote short-item dietary assessment tool

Rohit, A., Brimblecombe, J., O'Dea, K., Tonkin, E., Maypilama, L. & Maple-Brown, L., 1 Jun 2018, In : The Australian journal of rural health. 26, 3, p. 220-224 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Surveys and Questionnaires

Diabetes in Pregnancy: Worldwide Perspective

Lee, I-L. & Maple-Brown, L., 4 Aug 2018, Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy. Lammi-Keefe, C., Couch, S. & Kirwan, J. (eds.). Cham: Humana Press, Cham, p. 387-400 23 p. (Nutrition and Health; vol. 85)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Pregnancy in Diabetics
Pregnancy Complications
Gestational Diabetes
Population Groups

Hepatic fat and glucose tolerance in women with recent gestational diabetes

Mehmood, S., Margolis, M., Ye, C., Maple-Brown, L., Hanley, A. J., Connelly, P. W., Sermer, M., Zinman, B. & Retnakaran, R., 8 Sep 2018, In : BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 6, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., e000549

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Gestational Diabetes
Glucose Intolerance