- Associate Professor, The Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia
Associate Professor M. Louise Hull is a gynaecologist and reproductive medicine specialist with a biomedical science background who has worked in Christchurch, New Zealand, Cambridge, UK and Adelaide, Australia. She undertook a PhD in Endometriosis at Cambridge University and now leads the Endometriosis Research Group at the Robinson Research Institute (www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/louise.hull). She advocates strongly for women with endometriosis in the media (@MLouiseHull), at international, national and local conferences and by advancing our knowledge of endometriosis by publishing scientific papers.
Her team were one of the first to explore the transcriptome and its regulation by microRNAs using global expression platforms. She has developed unique mouse models of endometriosis to explore the basic biology of endometriosis. After undertaking the first series of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Cochrane reviews for endometriosis, her group continues to explore the role of microRNAs, cytokines and environmental factors as risk factors, diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic tools for endometriosis. Assoc. Prof Hull has also undertaken clinical trials for Pharma, has participated in international consensus groups for the World Endometriosis Society and was invited to the round table to develop the Australian National Action Plan for Endometriosis. She was an Associate Editor for Human Reproduction and is an International Ambassador for the World Endometriosis Society (www.endometriosis.ca/about/ambassador/louise-hull).
Associate Professor Hull has a clinical practice, seeing adolescents and adults with endometriosis and fertility problems, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and in private practice at O& G, North Adelaide. She co-founded the FertilitySA IVF unit and was their scientific and new developments director from 2009-2018. She supervises honours and PhD students, medical students and fellows, chairs the AGES grant committee, co-ordinates the written exam for the RANZCOG reproductive medicine subspecialty exams (CREI) and sits on the board of two companies.
Professor Hull has been a WES Ambassador since 2011.