Louise Maple-Brown

Menzies School of Health 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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Pregnancy in Diabetics Medicine & Life Sciences
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Chronic Renal Insufficiency Medicine & Life Sciences
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Research Output 2004 2019

Diabetes in pregnancy and epigenetic mechanisms: how the first 9 months from conception might affect the child's epigenome and later risk of disease

Hjort, L., Novakovic, B., Grunnet, L. G., Maple-Brown, L., Damm, P., Desoye, G. & Saffery, R., 1 Oct 2019, In : The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. 7, 10, p. 796-806 11 p.

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Pregnancy in Diabetics
Metabolic Diseases
Maternal Exposure
Pregnancy Complications

Emerging diabetes and metabolic conditions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

Titmuss, A., Davis, E. A., Brown, A. & Maple-Brown, L. J., Feb 2019, In : The Medical journal of Australia. 210, 3, p. 111-113.e1 4 p.

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Improving models of care for diabetes in pregnancy: Experience of current practice in Far North Queensland, Australia

McLean, A., Kirkham, R., Campbell, S., Whitbread, C., Barrett, J., Connors, C., Boyle, J., Brown, A., Mein, J., Wenitong, M., McIntyre, D., Barzi, F., Oats, J., Sinha, A. & Maple-Brown, L., 19 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Public Health. 7, July, p. 1-9 9 p., 192.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Pregnancy in Diabetics
Focus Groups
Information Systems

Improving postpartum screening after diabetes in pregnancy: Results of a pilot study in remote Australia

Kirkham, R., MacKay, D., Barzi, F., Whitbread, C., Kirkwood, M., Graham, S., Van Dokkum, P., McIntyre, H. D., Shaw, J. E., Brown, A., O'Dea, K., Connors, C., Oats, J., Zimmet, P., Boyle, J. & Maple-Brown, L., Jun 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 59, 3, p. 430-435 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pregnancy in Diabetics
Postpartum Period
Glucose Tolerance Test
Blood Glucose
Northern Territory

Is hyperfiltration associated with higher urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio at follow up among Indigenous Australians? The eGFR follow-up study

Ekinci, E., Barr, E., Barzi, F., Hughes, J., Lawton, P., Jones, G. R. D., Hoy, W., Cass, A., Thomas, M., Sinha, A., Jerums, G., O’Dea, K., MacIssac, R. & Maple-Brown, L., May 2019, In : Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 33, 5, p. 343-349 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Glomerular Filtration Rate