Associate Professor Louise Stone

Associate Director Professionalism and Performance, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology
Social Foundations of Medicine, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology

Louise Stone is a GP and medical educator with a clinical, teaching, research and policy interest in mental health. She has provided mental health courses across Australia, face to face and online and is keen to explore methods of developing effective communities of practice without the tyranny of distance.

Louise has been a Senior Medical Advisor for the Australian GP Training program from 2007-2017 and in that role, she managed the GP academic registrar program as well as other national policies around GP training. She has also had national roles in mental health standards and curriculum, research capacity development and ethics. Louise contributes to community education across a variety of media and practices as a GP clinician in Canberra, with advanced skills in complex mental health care.

She is a member of the ACT Medical Board, the Deputy Chair of the ACT Health ethics committee, and is a member of the GP Mental Health Standards Collaboration. She believes that a GP’s office should be a place of safety for all people, including doctors. 


  • General Practice

Research interests

Louise is a qualitative researcher, with expertise in Mental Health, General Practice and Medical Education. She has led research capacity development initiatives in Australian General Practice for the last 10 years. Her PhD explored the assessment and management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms in General Practice. She is now leading a research program exploring sexual abuse in the medical profession. She is a social researcher on the ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee.