Associate Professor Louise Stone

Associate Professor, Social Foundations of Medicine, Medical School
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Primary Health Care 420319
  • General Practice 420304
  • Mental Health Services 420313
  • Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy) 320221
  • Professional Education And Training 390305

Research interests

Primary healthcare

Mental health

Health systems 

Medical education


Louise is a general practitioner with clinical, research, education and policy expertise in mental health. She is an Associate Professor in the Social Foundations of Medicine group at the ANU Medical School, and lectures in the Masters of Culture, Health and Medicine program where she teaches a curriculum integrating social science and medicine. Louise has worked in urban, regional, rural and remote Australia, and is currently a GP at The Junction, where she works with young people who are homeless or otherwise experience disadvantage. Her research expertise is in implementation science and qualitative methodologies. 

Louise is Deputy Chair of the ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee and is a member of the ACT Medical Board, the GP Mental Health Standard Collaboration, the ANU Medical Board, the ACT clinical leadership forum and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. As the Senior Medical Advisor for Australian General Practice training, she was responsible for overseeing the training of 1500 GP registrars a year, driving policy, quality improvement, evaluation and research capacity building. During this time, she developed an educational research grants program and academic registrar program, which allocated up to $2 million in program grants annually. 

Louise has presented and published on GP mental health across a number of media, including television (SBS), print media (Sydney Morning Herald, and other broadsheets), radio (ABC Life Matters), medical press (Australian doctor, MJA Insight), academic press, podcasts (with the College of Physicians) and online (The Conversation). She has presented over 200 papers and workshops nationally and internationally on general practice, medical education and mental health. She is known for her innovative pedagogy and her collaborative approach to teaching and research. 

Her current research projects include a longitudinal, collaborative youth mental health project, exploring the journeys of young people around the ACT mental health system, and a translational international collaboration exploring the experience and policy responses to sexual harms between doctors. 




Projects and Grants

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