Louise Prentice

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Louise Prentice

Senior Lecturer in Medicine

Hobart CBD Campuses


At this time Dr Prentice made another career change, training in Aged Care Medicine for a year at the Alfred Hospital. From 2003 to 2008, she established and ran an ambulatory care clinic in Aged Care/Complex medicine through Eastern Health, Melbourne (The Complex Care clinic), as well as working for Eastern Health ACAS services.

In 2008, she made another career change, commencing training in Chemical Pathology, which she completed in 2012.

Dr Prentice trained as an endocrinologist, completing FRACP in endocrinology in 1993. She worked in a private practice in Melbourne for three years until deciding to develop skills in epidemiology. She Worked with Professor Flavia Ciccuttini and Professor John McNeil in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University until 2002.

From 2012, Dr Prentice has worked as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, coordinating Functional Clinical Practice (CAM305) and the third year Medicine rotation in the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).


Teaching expertise

Dr Prentice is currently the coordinator for Functional Clinical Practice (CAM305) and the Medical Rotation for 3rd

Year MBBS. She also lists her broad teaching interests as the development of skills in diagnostic reasoning in mid-course medical students, and the improvement of the OSCE process.

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  • Diagnostic chemical pathology

Fields of Research

  • Nephrology and urology (320214)
  • Cancer genetics (321103)
  • Endocrinology (320208)
  • Medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics) (320213)
  • Pathology (excl. oral pathology) (320220)
  • Central nervous system (320903)
  • Rheumatology and arthritis (320223)
  • Respiratory diseases (320103)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Rural and remote area health (200508)


Total publications


Journal Article

(5 outputs)
2022Handley SA, Dote N, Wanandy T, Prentice L, 'Verification of the Buhlmann fPELA turbo faecal elastase assay on the Binding Site Optilite benchtop analyser', Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 60, (1) pp. 68-71. ISSN 1758-1001 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/00045632221138025 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Handley SA; Dote N; Wanandy T


2018De Paoli-Iseppi R, Prentice L, Marthick JR, Thomson R, Holloway AF, et al., 'Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: clinical correlates of MEN1 gene methylation', Pathology, 50, (6) pp. 622-628. ISSN 0031-3025 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pathol.2018.05.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: De Paoli-Iseppi R; Marthick JR; Thomson R; Holloway AF; Dickinson JL; Burgess J


2013Wang YY, Prentice L, Vietta L, Wluka A, Cicuttini F, 'The effect of nutritional supplements on osteoarthritis', Alternative Medicine Review, 9, (3) pp. 275 - 296. ISSN 1089-5159 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2008Joubert J, Prentice L, Moulin T, Liaw ST, Joubert L, et al., 'Stroke in Rural Areas and Small Communities', Stroke, 39, (6) pp. 1920-8. ISSN 0039-2499 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.107.501643 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 91Web of Science - 83


1986Hillman DR, Prentice L, Finucane KE, 'The Pattern of Breathing in Acute Severe Asthma', The American review of respiratory disease, 133, (4) pp. 587 - 592. ISSN 0003-0805 (1986) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 32

Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
2020Cuthbertson L, Cash E, Prentice L, Black A, Burgess JR, et al., 'Cardiovascular events and death in people living with chronic kidney disease', pp. 46-46. ISSN 1320-5358 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cuthbertson L; Black A; Burgess JR; Macintyre K; Saunder T; Kitsos A; Jose K; Raj R; McKercher CE; Radford J; Jose M

2020Cuthbertson L, Cash E, Prentice L, Black A, Burgess JR, et al., 'Incidence and prevalence of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors according to kidney function, gender and geography', pp. 19-19. ISSN 1320-5358 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cuthbertson L; Black A; Burgess JR; Macintyre K; Saunder T; Kitsos A; Jose K; Raj R; McKercher C; Radford J; Jose M

2016Prentice L, Muller HK, Burgess John, 'Parathyroid morphology and menin staining in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN 1)', 26-28 February, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Muller HK; Burgess John

1992Prentice L, Stanton K, McCann V, Riley W, 'Microalbuminuria and cardiovascular risk factors in type I Diabetes', Australian Diabetes Society ASM, Adelaide (1992) [Conference Extract]

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1991Prentice L, Thomas M, Carroll G, 'Post-renal transplant limb pain: A case-control study', Australian Society of Nephrologists ASM, Feb (1991) [Conference Extract]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



A comprehensive examination of potentially modifiable vascular disease risk factors and their consequences in Tasmania. (2020)$24,868
Vascular disease devastates the lives of many Tasmanians. Using a statewide, data-linkage approach, we will report the age, gender and geographic distribution of risk factors for vascular disease (including diabetes, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency and kidney disease), then see how these risk factors link to illness and death.
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,868)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jose MD; Burgess JR; Prentice L; Cuthbertson LL; Cash E; Macintyre K; Radford JC
The role of epigenetic changes in the progression of clinical disease in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN 1) (2013)$22,500
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($22,500)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Burgess JR; Prentice L; Holloway AF; Dickinson JL