Associate Professor Louise Conwell

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Louise Conwell, MBBS(HonsI) PGCert MEd (Dundee) FRACP PhD, is a Senior Staff Specialist (Eminent) in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Children’s Health Queensland. Louise’s work as a Paediatric Endocrinologist involves working in a multi-disciplinary team to care for neonates, children and adolescents with a wide spectrum of endocrinologist disorders.

Louise is a graduate of the University of Queensland and trained in paediatrics at the Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. She then trained in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane while completing a PhD at the University of Queensland. Louise undertook a post-specialty Clinical Fellowship at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Hospital for Sick Children, Uinversity of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Louise has a particular interest in Congenital Hyperinsulinism and other beta-cell disorders including Type 1 and Monogenic Diabetes. Her other clinical interest areas include Disorders of Sexual Differentiation and endocrine oncology. Louise currently works in the endocrine oncology clinic connected with the After Cancer Therapy Service at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane.

Louise's PhD was in the field of insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk in obese children and adolescents. Louise remains active in clinical research with grant attainment, particularly in the field of beta-cell disorders.

Louise is a member of national and international professional bodies. She is an active committee member with the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group, with past or present committees including the Scientific Organising Committee, Clinical Fellows School Committee, Diabetes Committee and the Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Committee). Louise also has engagement with stakeholder groups, particularly Congenital Hyperinsulinism International.

Louise has an interest in Evidence-Based Medicine, with authorship in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. A further interest area includes medical ecucation, completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (University of Dundee, Scotland) in 2017. She has facilitated and contributed to a wide range of educational activities for a variety of student, professional and community stakeholder groups in a range of contexts. Louise is a supervisor of basic and advanced paediatric trainees of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Other roles include Supervisor, Reader and Examiner for Postgraduate Higher Degree Research students of the University of Queensland and other academic institutions in Australia.

Research Interests

  • Congenital hyperinsulinism
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Obesity, Cardiovascular Risk and Insulin Resistance in Children and Adolescents
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Other beta cells disorders - Monogenic Diabetes (MODY) and genetics
  • Disorders of Sexual Development

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Queensland
  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • PhD, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Conwell, L.S. and Foong, S. (2008). Infertility and pregnancy issues. In Jill Hamilton and Irena Hozjan (Ed.), Turner Syndrome Across the Lifespan () Ontario, Canada: Charterhouse Publishing.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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