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Associate Professor, Health Sociologist, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Louise Keogh is teaching and research academic in the Melbourne School of Population Health at The University of Melbourne. Louise is a health sociologist, with a research program focusing on sexual health and cancer genetics. She uses qualitative research methods, often in combination with quantitative methods, and applies these methods to public health research questions. She is currently conducting research in the translation of cancer genetics to public health. Her recent projects include the uptake of genetic testing for colorectal cancer, impact of abortion law reform in Victoria, and translation of evidence to practice in breast cancer prevention. In addition to research, Louise also promotes the role of sociology in improving health by developing and teaching postgraduate courses in research methods and social theory.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Centre for Women's Health, Gender and Society, The University of Melbourne


  • 2003 
    La Trobe University, PhD