Louise Hull

Associate Professor Louise Hull

Associate Professor

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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
    2020 Head of Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine
    2019 Founding member and Fertility Subspecialist (CREI) Embrace Fertility
    2019 Founding member and Fertility Sub specialist Embrace Fertility
    2018 Governance Commitee Member Jean Hailes Foundation fro Women's Health NGO
    2017 Consultant Fertility Specialist O & G
    2017 Leader Fertility and Conception Theme Robinson Research Insitiute
    2015 Board Member Genea Oxford Fertility
    2015 Board Member FAB Software Ltd
    2015 Assoc Prof and Group Leader of the Endometriosis Research Group, The Robinson Research Institute, Research Centre for Reproductive Health , University of Adelaide
    2015 Staff Specialist Gynaecologist Women's and Children's Hospital
    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
    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 of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) Australian Institute of Company Directors Australia
    2012 Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Australia
    2006 Fellowship Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Australia
    1999 Diploma of Fertility and Family Planning (DFFP) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) United Kingdom
    1999 Fellow (FRANZCOG) Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 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

RESEARCH SUPPORT

GRANTS

2020

Commercial Partnership with Guerbet

The biological effects of oil contrast media for tubal flushing

Principle Investigator: Sarah Robertson

Co-investigators: M.louise Hull, Neil Johnson, Lachlan Mouldenhauer

$640,000 over 3 years

2019

Pharmaceutical Trial with Bayer

DARE study to assess vaginal combined HRT ring

$130,000 over 1 year

 

MRFF Grant Project Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Project: Digital Platform for Endometriosis

Principle Investigator: M. Louise Hull

$1,200,000 over 3 years

 

Australasian Gynaecological and Endoscopic Research Grant

Project: Machine learning using ultrasound and MRI scans in the diagnosis of endometriosis.

Principle Investigator: M. Louise Hull

$9570 over one year
 

Pharmaceutical Trial with MERC

MKT 4326 in pain management in endometriosis

Principle Investigator: M. Louise Hull

$10,000

 

Pharmaceutical Trial with Myovant

Project: Relagolix in the treatment of endometriosis

Principle Investigator: M. Louise Hull

$86,000

 

NHMRC Grant Project -Jan 2019- Dec 2021

Project: The magic shield of the human uterus and fate of

embryo implantation

Grant ID: APP1156666

CIA: Guying Nie

CIB: Luk Rhombauts

CIC: Louise Hull

$ 749,000 over 3 years

2018

Australasian Gynaecological and Endoscopic Research Grant

Project: Surgical and medical management of miscarriage and genetic diagnosis.

Principle Investigator: M. Louise Hull

$28,000 over 1 year
 

Women’s and Children’s Foundation Grant

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Isoforms in the Diagnosis of Adolescents with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

CIA: Alexia Pena

CIB: Erandi Hewawasam

CIC: Michael Pankhurst

CID: Louise Hull

CIE: Asha Short

$71,000
 

Women’s and Children’s Foundation Grant

Project: Comparison of models of care for delivering pelvic floor physiotherapy for chronic pelvic pain

CIA: Kate Goode

CIB: Tamara McNamara

CIC Louise Hull

$34,000
 

Women and Children’s Foundation Grant

Project: Comparison of Karyotype and CGH arrays for genetic diagnosis of products of conception after medical and surgical miscarriage

CIA: Louise Hull

CIB: Sarah Linsthwaite

CIC: Catherine McCormack

CID: Clare Roberts

CIE:, Sarah Robertson

CIF: Wendy Walters

CIG: Emma Knight

$30,000
2016

Engaging Opportunities Program, Robinson Research Institute

Project: ‘Developing a smart-phone sperm motility assessment

tool’

CIA: J Thompson CIB: ML  Hull CIC: T Fullston

$9,500
2015

NHMRC Project Grant Jan 2015 – Dec 2017

Project: The ‘hostile’ reproductive tract – pro-apoptotic cytokines in infertility, embryo programming and offspring health.

Grant ID: APP1079150

CIA: SA Robertson CIB: J Thompson CIC: H Brown

AIA: C Sjoblom AIB: L Sedger AIC: M Sirard AID: ML Hull

AIE: M Brannstrom AIF: SJ Bent

AIG: W Yeung

$595,810 over 3 years
 

The DA and JS Ballantyne Medical and Surgical Research Trust Grant

Project: Macrophages in Endometriosis

$50,660 over 1 year
 

The DA and JS Ballantyne Medical and Surgical Research Trust Grant

Project: MiRNA deficient mouse models of endometriosis

$128,000 over 5 years
 

AGES Research Grant

Project: Determining the prevalence and fertility outcomes in couples undertaking IVF when the female partner has ultrasongraphically defined endometriosis.

$15,000
 

Investment for Success, Robinson Research Insitute

Project: microRNA regulation of macrophages – a causal pathway to endometriosis.

$28,200
2014

BlastGen trial, Origio

Randomised controlled trial of BlastGen media

$31,000
2013

Solstice Trial, Abbvie

Randomised controlled trial of Egalotrix in Endometriosis

$250,000 over 18 months
  Investment for Success, Robinson Research Institute Project: microRNA deficiency in Endometriosis $22,000
 

The Australian Endoscopic Gynaecological Society Grant

Project: Bone Pathways in Endometriosis

$12,000
2012

NHMRC Project Grant Jan 2012 – Dec 2014

Project: Seminal fluid and activating T cell tolerance for pregnancy success

Grant ID: GNT1028205

CIA: SA Robertson CIB: L Moldenhauer CIC: G Dekker

AIA: D Sharkey AIB: J Hayball AIC: ML Hull

AID:  S Barry

$481,417 over 3 years
 

The DA and JS Ballantyne Medical and Surgical Research Trust Grant

Project: microRNAs in Endometriosis

$97,000 over 1 year
 

Commercial Funding – Bioinnovation SA (now BioSA)

Project: Plasma Diagnostic Test Development for Endometriosis

 
2011

NHMRC Project Grant Jan 2011 – Dec 2013

Project: TGFB1 is a pivotal regulator of endometriotic lesion development

Grant ID: GNT1012950 CIA: ML Hull

CIB: WV Ingman AIA: SA Robertson AIB: MJ Jasper AIC: GG Goodall

$496,000 over 3 years
 

The Australian Endoscopic Gynaecological Society Grant

Project: microRNAs as a diagnostic tool for Endometriosis

$17,000 over 2 years
 

The DA and JS Ballantyne Medical and Surgical Research Trust Grant

Project: MicroRNAs in Endometriosis

$48,381 over 1 year
2010

Fertility Society of Australia

Serum MicroRNAs as a Diagnostic Test for Endometriosis

$30,000 over 1 year
2009

SEED Funding Grant

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide

$40,000 over 1 year
2008

Women’s and Children’s Hospital Research Grant

The role of Host-derived TGFB in the Establishment of Endometriotic Lesions

$48,138 over 1 year
2007

The DA and JS Ballantyne Medical and Surgical Research Trust Grant

Project: MicroRNAs in Endometriosis

$150,000 over 3 years
 

Women’s and Children’s Hospital Research Grant

Project: Tissue Remodelling in Endometriosis

$48,138 over 1 year
2006

A Clinical Investigator for the TRUST Clinical Trial

Phase 3 Multicentre Trial at REPROMED sponsored by Organon

assessing immunogenicity and clinical outcomes of Long Acting FSH

$250,000 over 3 years
  Colin Matthew’s Grant 2006 $12,000
  TOTAL $5,873,774

 

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

2010-2015

SA Health Early to Mid-Career Clinical Practitioner Fellowship

($90,000 per year for 5 years)

2005-2007

The Arthur Wilson Memorial Fellowship, RANZCOG

($30,000 per year for 2 years)

2001-2004 Overseas and Commonwealth Fellowship, St Edmunds College
2001-2004 Research Fellowship – sponsored by Pfizer (£2,000 per year)

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Mechanisms of Action of Lipiodol in Women Undergoing Reproductive Therapy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Faizz Fattah
    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
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor The contribution of immune regulatory MicroRNAs in endometriosis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kavita Panir
    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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