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


  • Fotheringham, Amelia K., Solon-Biet, Samantha M., Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Helle, McCarthy, Domenica A., McMahon, Aisling C., Ruohonen, Kari, Li, Isaac, Sullivan, Mitchell A., Whiddett, Rani O., Borg, Danielle J., Cogger, Victoria C., Ballard, William O., Turner, Nigel, Melvin, Richard G., Raubenheimer, David, Le Couteur, David G., Simpson, Stephen J. and Forbes, Josephine M. (2021). Kidney disease risk factors do not explain impacts of low dietary protein on kidney function and structure. iScience, 24 (11) 103308, 103308. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103308

  • Forbes, Josephine M., McCarthy, Domenica A., Kassianos, Andrew J., Baskerville, Tracey, Fotheringham, Amelia J., Giuliani, Kurt T.K., Grivei, Anca, Murphy, Andrew J., Flynn, Michelle C., Sullivan, Mitchell A., Chandrashekar, Preeti, Whiddett, Rani, Radford, Kristen J., Flemming, Nicole, Beard, Sam S., D’Silva, Neisha, Nisbet, Janelle, Morton, Adam, Teasdale, Stephanie, Russell, Anthony, Isbel, Nicole, Jones, Timothy, Couper, Jennifer, Healy, Helen, Harris, Mark, Donaghue, Kim, Johnson, David W., Cotterill, Andrew, Barrett, Helen L. and O’Moore-Sullivan, Trisha (2021). T cell expression and release of kidney injury molecule-1 in response to glucose variations initiates kidney injury in early diabetes. Diabetes, 70 (8), 1754-1766. doi: 10.2337/db20-1081

  • Borg, Danielle J., Faridi, Pouya, Giam, Kai Lin, Reeves, Peta, Fotheringham, Amelia K., McCarthy, Domenica A., Leung, Sherman, Ward, Micheal S., Harcourt, Brooke E., Ayala, Rochelle, Scheijen, Jean L., Briskey, David, Dudek, Nadine L., Schalkwijk, Casper G., Steptoe, Raymond, Purcell, Anthony W. and Forbes, Josephine M. (2021). Short duration alagebrium chloride therapy prediabetes does not inhibit progression to autoimmune diabetes in an experimental model. Metabolites, 11 (7) 426, 1-21. doi: 10.3390/metabo11070426

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  • (2021) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Dhananjayan, Karthik, Forbes, Josephine and Münch, Gerald (2018). Advanced glycation, diabetes, and dementia. Type 2 diabetes and dementia. (pp. 169-193) edited by Velandai Srikanth and Zoe Arvanitakis. 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. Dietary AGEs and their role in health and disease. (pp. 213-224) edited by Jaime Uribarri. 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. 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

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision