Associate Professor Fiona Simpson Simpson-Fraser

Principal Research Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine

Affiliate Associate Professor

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 344 36930



  • PhD, University of Cambridge


  • Joseph, Shannon R., Gaffney, Daniel, Barry, Rachael, Hu, Lingbo, Banushi, Blerida, Wells, James W., Lambie, Duncan, Strutton, Geoff, Porceddu, Sandro V., Burmeister, Bryan, Leggatt, Graham R., Schaider, Helmut, Dolcetti, Riccardo, Frazer, Ian H., Saunders, Nicholas A., Foote, Matthew, Soyer, H. Peter and Simpson, Fiona (2018) An ex vivo human tumour assay reveals distinct patterns of EGFR trafficking in squamous cell carcinoma correlating to therapeutic outcomes. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, . doi:10.1016/j.jid.2018.06.190

  • Daniel, James A., Chau, Ngoc, Abdel-Hamid, Mohammed K., Hu, Lingbo, von Kleist, Lisa, Whiting, Ainslie, Krishnan, Sai, Maamary, Peter, Joseph, Shannon R., Simpson, Fiona, Haucke, Volker, McCluskey, Adam and Robinson, Philip J. (2015) Phenothiazine-derived antipsychotic drugs inhibit dynamin and vlathrin-mediated endocytosis. Traffic, 16 6: 635-654. doi:10.1111/tra.12272

  • Foote, M. C., McGrath, M., Guminski, A., Hughes, B. G. M., Meakin, J., Thomson, D., Zarate, D., Simpson, F. and Porceddu, S. V. (2014) Phase II study of single-agent panitumumab in patients with incurable cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Annals of Oncology, 25 10: 2047-2052. doi:10.1093/annonc/mdu368

  • Howes, Mark T., Kirkham, Matthew, Riches, James, Cortese, Katia, Walser, Piers J., Simpson, Fiona, Hill, Michelle M., Jones, Alun, Lundmark, Richard, Lindsay, Margaret R., Hernandez-Deviez, Delia J., Hadzic, Gordana, McCluskey, Adam, Bashir, Rumasia, Liu, Libin, Pilch, Paul, McMahon, Harvey, Robinson, Phillip J., Hancock, John F., Mayor, Satyajit and Parton, Robert G. (2010) Clathrin-independent carriers form a high capacity endocytic sorting system at the leading edge of migrating cells. Journal of Cell Biology, 190 4: 675-691. doi:10.1083/jcb.201002119

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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Joseph, Shannon R., Endo-Munoz, Liliana, Gaffney, Daniel C., Saunders, Nicholas A. and Simpson, Fiona (2015). Dysregulation of epidermal growth factor receptor in actinic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma. In H. Peter Soyer, Tarl W. Prow and Gregor B.E. Jemec (Ed.), Actinic keratosis (pp. 20-27) Basel, Switzerland: S Karger AG. doi:10.1159/000367959

  • Evans, Timothy M., Simpson, Fiona, Parton, Robert G. and Wicking, Carol (2005). Characterization of Rab23, a negative regulator of sonic hedgehog signaling. In William E. Balch, Channing J. Der and Alan Hall (Ed.), GTPases regulating membrane targeting and fusion (pp. 759-777) Maryland Heights, MO, United States: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/S0076-6879(05)03066-1

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision