• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

  • 2141 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
1989 …2019
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Personal profile

Research interests

Nigel Barnett studied at the University of Sheffield and the University of Oxford, where he obtained his DPhil in 1995. Since moving to Australia in 1996 to take up a University of Queensland (UQ) Postdoctoral Fellowship, he has established a successful research career in the field of retinal neuroscience, with his main interest being retinal degenerative diseases. In 2003, Nigel was awarded an NHMRC RD Wright Fellowship, which he undertook at the Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre (UQ). He was a Senior Research Fellow at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research and Senior Scientist at the Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) before taking up the position of Associate Professor in the Clem Jones Centre for Regenerative Medicine at Bond University in 2018. He has developed productive on-going collaborations with prominent local, national and international scientists. Nigel’s research focuses on the mechanisms underlying retinal degeneration and the development of innovative therapies for diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. In particular, he is investigating potential neuroprotective strategies to mitigate vision loss in these blinding conditions. Such strategies include novel antioxidant agents and unique silk extracts. Nigel also holds Honorary positions at UQ and QEI.

Education/Academic qualification

Vision Science, D.Phil., Oxford University

Vision Science, M.Sc., Oxford University

Physiology, B.Sc. (Hons), University of Sheffield

External positions

Senior Scientist (Honorary), Queensland Eye Institute

Associate Professor (Honorary), University of Queensland

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Retina Medicine & Life Sciences
Amino Acid Transport System X-AG Medicine & Life Sciences
Glutamic Acid Medicine & Life Sciences
D-Aspartic Acid Medicine & Life Sciences
Excitatory Amino Acid Transporter 5 Medicine & Life Sciences
Neuroglia Medicine & Life Sciences
Rabbits Medicine & Life Sciences
Protein Kinase C Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1989 2019

  • 2141 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 55 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Letter
2 Citations (Scopus)

Ultrasound-Responsive Nanobubbles for Enhanced Intravitreal Drug Migration: An Ex Vivo Evaluation

Thakur, S. S., Chen, Y-S., Houston, Z. H., Fletcher, N., Barnett, N. L., Thurecht, K. J., Rupenthal, I. D. & Parekh, H. S., 1 Mar 2019, In : European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 136, 136, p. 102-107 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pharmaceutical Preparations
Vitreous Body

Cultivation of corneal endothelial cells from sheep

Al Abdulsalam, N. K., Barnett, N. L., Harkin, D. G. & Walshe, J., 1 Aug 2018, In : Experimental Eye Research. 173, p. 24-31 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Endothelial Cells
Corneal Endothelium
Cell Culture Techniques
2 Citations (Scopus)

Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of hybrid nitroxide-based non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Thomas, K., Moody, T. W., Jensen, R. T., Tong, J., Rayner, C. L., Barnett, N. L., Fairfull-Smith, K. E., Ridnour, L. A., Wink, D. A. & Bottle, S. E., 10 Mar 2018, In : European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 147, p. 34-47 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Oxidative stress

Obesity-induced metabolic disturbance drives oxidative stress and complement activation in the retinal environment

Natoli, R., Fernando, N., Dahlenburg, T., Jiao, H., Aggio-Bruce, R., Barnett, N. L., De La Barca, J. M. C., Tcherkez, G., Reynier, P., Fang, J., Chu-Tan, J. A., Valter, K., Provis, J. & Rutar, M., 7 Mar 2018, In : Molecular Vision. 24, p. 201-217 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Complement Activation
Oxidative Stress
5 Citations (Scopus)

Pro-fluorescent mitochondria-targeted real-time responsive redox probes synthesised from carboxy isoindoline nitroxides: Sensitive probes of mitochondrial redox status in cells

Chong, K. L., Chalmers, B. A., Cullen, J. K., Kaur, A., Kolanowski, J. L., Morrow, B. J., Fairfull-Smith, K. E., Lavin, M. J., Barnett, N. L., New, E. J., Murphy, M. P. & Bottle, S. E., 20 Nov 2018, In : Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 128, p. 97-110 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Activities 2015 2019

  • 1 Editorial Board Member
  • 1 Other
  • 1 Oral presentation

Bond University Research Integrity Advisor

Nigel L Barnett (Supervisor)

Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesOther

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (Journal)

Nigel Barnett (Reviewer)
24 May 2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial Board Member

Speed Research Presentations

Elisabeth Isenring (Speaker), Jaimon T Kelly (Speaker), Christian Moro (Speaker), Mark Morgan (Speaker), Anna V. Lorimer (Speaker), Vernon G Coffey (Speaker), Rae Louise Thomas (Speaker), Alexandra Bannach-Brown (Speaker), Ray N Moynihan (Speaker), Daniel Maupin (Speaker), Rob Marc Orr (Speaker), Nigel L Barnett (Speaker), Russ Chess-Williams (Speaker)
21 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation