Honorary Professor Geoffrey Hill

Honorary Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Honorary Professor

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine


Professor Geoff Hill MBChB MD BHB FRCPA FRACP geoffH@qimr.edu.au

NHMRC Australia and QLD Health Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Coordinator, Cancer Programme, QIMR Berghofer

Head, Bone Marrow Transplantation Laboratory, QIMR Berghofer

Director of Research, Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane & Womens’ Hospital

Bone Marrow Transplant Physician and Haematologist, Royal Brisbane & Womens’ Hospital

Geoff Hill is a medical graduate of the University of Auckland and Haematologist, training in New Zealand, The Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He is a NHMRC Australia Fellow and his immunology laboratory focuses on the interactions between cytokines, antigen presenting cells and regulatory T cells during transplantation.

Professor Hill was the 2005 Queenslander of the Year and recipient of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand 2009 Ian McKenzie Award and the 2014 Translational Research Institute National Prize for excellence within basic and clinical research in the transplant field. He was also awarded a Queensland Health Senior Clinical Research Fellowship in 2010 to translate new cytokine and cell based therapies into clinic practice.


  • MD, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • FRACP, Royal Australiasian College of Physicians
  • FRCPA, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • MBChB, University of Auckland New Zealand
  • BHB, University of Auckland NZ


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Book Chapter

  • Collin, Matthew and Hill, Geoffrey R. (2018). Monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology: Fourteenth Edition. (pp. 616-683) Philadelphia, PA United States: Wolters Kluwer.

  • Markey, K.A., MacDonald, K.P.A. and Hill, G.R. (2013). Cytokines in Graft-versus-host Disease and Graft-versus-leukemia. Immune Biology of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. (pp. 357-391) New York, NY, U.S.A.: Elsevier Inc.. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-416004-0.00016-1

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Henden, Andrea S., Robb, Renee, Forero, Adriana, Kuns, Rachel D., Ensbey, Kathleen S., Chang, Karshing, Varelias, Antiopi, Kazakoff, Stephen H., Waddell, Nic, Clouston, Andrew D., Giri, Rabina, Begun, Jakob, Blazar, Bruce R., Degli-Esposti, Mariapia A., Kotenko, Sergei V., Lane, Steven W., Bowerman, Kate L., Savan, Ram, Hugenholtz, Philip, Gartlan, Kate H. and Hill, Geoffrey (2021). Interferon Lambda Protects Gastrointestinal Stem Cells from Acute Gvhd. 2021 TCT Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR, Online, 8-12 February 2021. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/s2666-6367(21)00107-x

  • Koyama, M., Kuns, R. D., Olver, S. D., Raffelt, N. C., Wilson, YA, Don, A. L. J., Lineburg, K. E., Robb, R. J., Markey, K. A., Varelias, A., Malissen, B., Hammerling, G. J., Bhat, P., Clouston, A. D., Engwerda, C. R., MacDonald, K. P. A. and Hill, G. R. (2012). Alloantigen presentation by recipient non-professional antigen presenting cells induces lethal acute Gvhd. BMT Tandem Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, 01-05 Feburary 2012. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2011.12.422

  • MacDonald, Kelli, Kuns, Rachel, Rowe, Vanessa, Don, Alistair, Morris, Edward, Thomas, Ranjeny and Hill, Geoffrey (2005). Nuclear translocation of ROB within host and donor antigen presenting cells is critical for the initiation and maintenance of acute graft-versus-host disease. 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, Atlanta, GA, United States, 10 -13 December 2005. Washington, DC, United States: American Society of Hematology. doi: 10.1182/blood.V106.11.455.455

  • Pai, S., O'Sullivan, B. J., MacDonald, K. P., Duggan, E., Gerondakis, S., Hill, G. and Thomas, R. (2005). The mechanism of inflammation in RelB deficient mice. 35th Annual Scentific Meeting of the Australasian-Society-for-Immunology/14th International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshops, Melbourne, Australia, 29 November - 2 December 2005. OXFORD: Australasian Society of Immunology.

  • MacDonald, K. P. A., Rowe, V., Thomas, R., Ferrera, J. L. M. and Hill, G. R. (2004). Cytokine expanded myeloid precursors function as regulatory antigen presenting cells and induce tolerance through IL-10 producing regulatory T cells. 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, Australia, 31st March - 2nd April, 2004. Basingstoke, U.K.: Nature Publishing Group. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1711.2004.1259_2.x

  • MacDonald, K. P. A., Rowe, V., Thomas, R., Welply, J. K., Woulfe, S., Ferrara, J. L. M. and Hill, G. R. (2003). Progenipoietin-1 and G-CSF expand a novel CD40(neg) APC that induces transplant tolerance through IL-10 producing regulatory T cells. 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, San Diego, CA, United States, 6 - 9 December 2003. Washington, DC, United States: American Society of Hematology.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision