Louise Hull

Associate Professor Louise Hull

Associate Professor

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Associate Professor Louise Hull has worked in fertility services since she graduated as a doctor in 1991. During this time she has been delighted to help many couples conceive, as well as promote the development of improved fertility treatments through research and education. Associate Professor Louise Hull works at the Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and in private practice at 266 Melbourne Street www.louise-hull.com and O&G, www.oandg.com.au/team/associate-professor-louise-hull.

Associate Professor Louise Hull became an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (FRANZCOG) after gaining clinical experience working in IVF units in Christchurch, New Zealand, Cambridge, UK and Adelaide, Australia, including Bourn Hall, the fertility centre where the first IVF baby was born. She was awarded the Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) sub speciality qualification by RANZCOG in 2006.
Associate Professor Hull completed a PhD s in Endometriosis at the University of Cambridge, UK in 2006. She was appointed to the University of Adelaide in 2006 where she established and led the Endometriosis Group at the Robinson Research Institute. Her research focuses on the basic science of endometriosis, developing new diagnostics for endometriosis and conducting Phase 3 and 4 pharmaceutical trials. She is an international ambassador for the World Endometriosis Society www.endometriosis.ca/about/ambassador/louise-hull, a Medical Advisory Board member for Endometriosis Australia and EndoNZ and participated in the National Action Plan round Table for Endometriosis by invitation from the Minister of Health. She has several national and international collaborations and has been awarded considerable grant money over the last 2 years to further endometriosis research in Australasia.

More recently Associate Professor Louise Hull has conducted research exploring the immunology and biology of implantation and has participated in biotechnology and pharmacology sponsored clinical trials in the IVF industry. She is the clinical leader of the Fertility and Conception Theme at the Robinson Institute, the co-chair of the Special Interest Group for Implantation of ASPIRE and has funding for several research projects exploring recurrent implantation failure and miscarriage.

Associate Professor Louise Hull publishes widely, presents at international conferences, supervises PhD students and teaches reproductive medicine to medical students, registrars and reproductive medicine fellows. She has received numerous grants, fellowships and awards. Additionally, Louise has been an associate editor for Human Reproduction, chaired several grant committees, sits on the Jean Hailes Governance Committee for the endometriosis national action plan and has been on the board of 3 IVF and software companies and 2 pharmaceutical medical advisory boards.

Associate Professor Louise Hull has founded 2 IVF units and in her roles as scientific director and new developments director has been integral in introducing novel treatments, laboratory methods and models of care to the IVF industry. She is currently the Written Exam Chair for the Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) subspeciality for RANZCOG and the treasurer of the ANZCREI society.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Senior Consultant Associate Professor Louise Hull
    2018 Governance Commitee Member Jean Hailes Foundation fro Women's Health NGO
    2017 Consultant Fertility Specialist O & G
    2017 Board Member Endocrinology Northwest
    2015 Board Member Genea Oxford Fertility
    2015 Board Member FAB Software Ltd
    2015 Staff Specialist Gynaecologist Women's and Children's Hospital
    2015 Assoc Prof Group Leader of the Endometriosis Research Group, Clinical Leader for the Fertility and Conception Theme The Robinson Research Institute, Research Centre for Reproductive Health , University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2017 New Developments Director Fertility SA
    2009 - 2018 Consultant Fertility Specialist Fertility SA
    2009 - 2012 Board Member Fertility SA
    2009 - 2010 Scientific Director Fertility SA
    2009 Founding Member Fertility SA
    2008 - 2014 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2009 Fertility Consultant Repromed
    2008 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2008 Clinical Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2007 Subspecialist Trainee in Clinical Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) Repromed
    2004 - 2007 Fertility Consultant Repromed
    2000 - 2004 Research Associate and PhD candidate University of Cambridge
    2000 - 2004 Specialist Registrar in Reproductive Medicine, Senior Specialist Registrar (NTN training position East Anglia Deanery) The Rosie Hospital
    2000 - 2000 Locum Registrar Royal Free Hospital
    1998 - 1999 Senior Registrar Tauton and Sommerset Hospital
    1995 - 1998 Registrar Christchurch Women’s Hospital
    1993 - 1995 Medical Officer of Special Scale Christchurch Women’s Hospital
    1992 - 1992 Senior House Officer Nelson Hospital
    1991 - 1992 House Officer Christchurch Public Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Paper of the Month Robinson Research Institute Australia
    2015 Award Institute Paper of the Month Robinson Research Institute Australia
    2014 Teaching Award Professor Derek Frewin AO Citation for Clinical Teaching University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Award Top 10% of reviewers Human Reproduction Update Australia
    2014 Award Top 10% of reviewers Human Reproduction Australia
    2014 Invitation Invited member of the Faculty of 1000 Faculty of 1000 Australia
    2013 Invitation Invited International Ambassador for the World Endometriosis Society World Endometriosis Society Australia
    2012 Award Professor Derek Frewin AO Citation for Clinical Teaching University of Adelaide Australia
    2009 Award Best original scientific paper Research Centre for Reproductive Medicine Australia
    2008 Award Best scientific paper, 10th World Congress of Endometriosis 10th World Congress of Endometriosis Australia
    2008 Award Best scientific paper 10th World Congress of Endometriosis Australia
    2004 Fellowship Burrough’s Welcome Travel Fellowship Society for Gynaecological Investigation United States
    1998 Award Runner up best presentation South West Obstetrics and Gynaecology Training Group United Kingdom
    1995 Award Immigrant Young Investigator Award NZ Medical Women’s Association Harvey Carey Memorial prize for best presentation New Zealand
    1989 Distinction Distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Otago New Zealand
    1988 Distinction Basic Science and Clinical Science University of Otago New Zealand
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 1991 Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago New Zealand MBChB
    2003 - 2006 University of Cambridge United Kingdom PhD
    1983 - 1986 University of Otago New Zealand BSc (Biochemistry and Microbiology)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2017 Certificate of Completion, Higher Education Academic Staff Leadership Colloquium Online National Excellence in Educational leadership Initiative (NEELI) Australia
    2012 Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors Australia
    2012 Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) RANZCOG Australia
    2006 Fellowship RANZCOG Australia
    1999 Diploma of Fertility and Family Planning (DFFP) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) United Kingdom
    1999 Member RANZCOG Australia
    1993 Diploma of Obstetrics (Dip Obs) University of Auckland New Zealand
    1992 Masters papers in Genetics and Statistics Lincoln University New Zealand
  • Research Interests

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 Co-Supervisor Pelvic Pain in Young Women Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Susan Evans
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Effect of Macrophages on Fibroblast Activity and Lesion Development in Mouse Models of Endometriosis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Zahied Johan
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Circulating microRNAs in endometriosis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Victoria Nisenblat
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Macrophage alterations in microRNA deficient mouse models of endometriosis The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours) (First Class Honours Award) Honours Full Time Kavita Bikram Shah
    2012 - 2012 Principal Supervisor The effect of seminal plasma on endometriosis-like lesion development in the SCID mouse model of endometriosis The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Dr Kathryn Watson
    2008 - 2008 Principal Supervisor The effects of p38 MAPK inhibitor in an In Vivo model of endometriosis The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Mr Mohammed Zahied Johan
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2018 - ongoing Year 3 Research Proposal The University of Adelaide Georgina Duncan, Emily Marriott, Takshin Fernando, Jude Dejanovic
    2017 - ongoing Year 3 research proposal The University of Adelaide Larrisa Au, Vishakha Dissanayake, Jessica Huynh, Natasya Cahyadi
    2016 - ongoing Year 3 research proposal The University of Adelaide Madeline Rock, Kathryn Sharley, Jennifer Hughes, Lucy Heyworth
    2016 - ongoing Year 3 research proposal The University of Adelaide Soravee Kiranantawat, Cutie Kannampuzha, Si-Lin Ong, Siu-Man Yuen
    2014 - ongoing Summer medical student project The University of Adelaide Ms Annette Marden
    2013 - ongoing Summer medical student project The University of Adelaide Mr Gabriel Kuo
    2007 - ongoing Medical student research project The University of Adelaide Mr Raj Kumar
    2007 - ongoing Medical student research project The University of Adelaide Ms Fiona Khoo
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2009 - 2012 Member Fertility SA Fertility SA Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Scientific Organising Committee for ASPIRE 2016 Congress Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Treasurer Australian and New Zealand Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Australia
    2015 - ongoing Representative Endometriosis Awareness
    2012 - ongoing Representative World Endometriosis Society (WES) Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member ASRM United States
    2008 - ongoing Member Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member Australian Gynaecological Endoscopic Society (AGES) Australia
    1999 - ongoing Member Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Member Faculty of 1000
    2010 - 2014 Associate Editor Human Reproduction
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 1300848470
  • Email: louise.hull@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Norwich Centre, 55 KW Rd, North Adelaide, floor 3
  • Org Unit: Robinson Research Institute

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