St George Girls High School
An Academically Selective High School For Girls
Professor Julie Hazel CAMPBELL AO, FAA BSc (Hons) NSW, PhD Melb.
Class of 1963 St. George Girls High School
1968 BSc (Hons, 1st class), University of New South Wales.
PhD, 1973, University of Melbourne.
Professor Julie Campbell, Cell Biologist and Professorial Fellow at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology is recognised as a world leader in the field of smooth muscle biology. She was the first researcher to discover that smooth muscle cells can exist in a spectrum of phenotypes that control the cell’s biology and response to disease stimuli. This has helped with an understanding of how atherosclerotic plaque forms and potential prevention strategies. Professor Campbell was also the first to discover cells of bone marrow origin contribute to intimal thickening in arteries subjected to injury. Professor Campbell has been developing an artificial blood vessel grown in the peritoneal cavity of the person into whom it will be grafted. The tissue is derived from the person's own mature macrophages that have undergone trans-differentiation.
Professor Campbell is a Research Professor at The University of Queensland; Director of the Wesley Research Institute; and President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI). Prof Campbell was an NHMRC Research Fellow for 30 years, including time as a SPRF, and was a member of the executive committee and council and secretary of education and public awareness of the Australian Academy of Science for eight years. In 1995, she was awarded the Wellcome Australia Medal; was later made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; awarded the Centenary Medal; received a Queensland Greats Award; been made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); and named the Queensland Businesswoman of the Year in the public and not-for-profit section. Prof Campbell has published 228 papers in international scientific journals and has two international patents. She had given more than 65 lectures at international conferences.