Staff Specialist Nephrologist, The Canberra Hospital and Research Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and Centre for Personalised Immunology, ANU
Simon is a staff specialist nephrologist at The Canberra Hospital and Research Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and Centre for Personalised Immunology, ANU. He completed his PhD as an NHMRC/RACP scholar investigating the role of genetic variation in systemic lupus erythematosus.
His research group focuses on the genetic and molecular basis of autoimmunity and kidney disease, emphasising the mechanisms contributing to organ-specific disease. Simon is project lead investigating the genetics of systemic autoimmunity at the Centre for Personalised Immunology, JCSMR; chief investigator for the Genetic Variation in Immune-Mediated Kidney Disease study, Canberra Hospital; and co-lead investigator researching the genetic and molecular basis of chronic kidney disease endemic amongst Tiwi Islanders. As founding chair of the Translational Glomerulonephritis Clinic at The Canberra Hospital he incorporates genomics and immunophenotyping in personalised treatment of patients with autoimmune kidney disease.
He was recipient of the 2016 NHMRC award for the highest ranking project grant investigating the genetic basis of lupus.