Honorary Professor Josephine Forbes

Honorary Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne


  • Tan, Sih Min, Ziemann, Mark, Thallas-Bonke, Vicki, Snelson, Matthew, Kumar, Vinod, Laskowski, Adrienne, Nguyen, Tuong-Vi, Huynh, Kevin, Clarke, Michele V., Libianto, Renata, Baker, Scott T., Skene, Alison, Power, David A., MacIsaac, Richard J., Henstridge, Darren C., Wetsel, Rick A., El-Osta, Assam, Meikle, Peter J., Wilson, Scott G., Forbes, Josephine M., Cooper, Mark E., Ekinci, Elif I., Woodruff, Trent M. and Coughlan, Melinda T. (2019) Complement C5a induces renal injury in diabetic kidney disease by disrupting mitochondrial metabolic agility. Diabetes, 69 1: 83-98. doi:10.2337/db19-0043

  • Fernando, Dinali H., Forbes, Josephine M., Angus, Peter W. and Herath, Chandana B. (2019) Development and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: the role of advanced glycation end products. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20 20: 5037. doi:10.3390/ijms20205037

  • Balmer, Lois A., Whiting, Rhiannon, Rudnicka, Caroline, Gallo, Linda A., Jandeleit, Karin A., Chow, Yan, Chow, Z., Richardson, Kirsty L., Forbes, Josephine M. and Morahan, G. (2019) Genetic characterization of early renal changes in a novel mouse model of diabetic kidney disease. Kidney International, 96 4: 918-926. doi:10.1016/j.kint.2019.04.031

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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Dhananjayan, Karthik, Forbes, Josephine and Münch, Gerald (2018). Advanced glycation, diabetes, and dementia. In Velandai Srikanth and Zoe Arvanitakis (Ed.), Type 2 diabetes and dementia (pp. 169-193) London, United Kingdom: Academic Press (Elsevier). doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809454-9.00009-3

  • Fotheringham, Amelia K., Gallo, Linda A. and Forbes, Josephine M. (2018). Dietary AGEs in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease. In Jaime Uribarri (Ed.), Dietary AGEs and their role in health and disease (pp. 213-224) Boca Raton, FI, United States: CRC Press. doi:10.1201/9781315120041

  • Forbes, Josephine M., Coughlan, Melinda T. and Cooper, Mark E. (2011). Role of oxidative stress in diabetic nephropathy. In Advances in Pathogenesis of Diabetic Nephropathy (pp. 199-218) : Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor