Claire is a lecturer in dermal sciences within the College of Health and Biomedicine.

She started her career in orthodontic nursing and beauty therapy, before returning to university to become a dermal clinician. Claire has now been an academic for over 17 years. Her education background is varied and she has qualifications in dermal science, microbiology, cosmetic chemistry and bioarchaeology. Her areas of interest include craniofacial anatomy, skin biochemistry and pathology, and vitamin D metabolism.

During her own postgraduate study, Claire spent time in the UK analysing skeletal remains from the Roman, medieval and post medieval periods. Claire is the current course chair for the Bachelor of Dermal Science degree at Victoria University.

Teaching responsibilities

Coordination

Course Chair for the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences.

Unit Convener for:

HBD2103 Occupational Health and Safety in Dermal Practice

HBD2202 Dermal Sciences 2

HBD3104 Dermal Sciences 3

Teaching

HBD2103 Occupational Health and Safety in Dermal Practice

HBD2202 Dermal Sciences 2

HBD3103 Chemistry for Dermal Sciences

HBD3104 Dermal Sciences 3

Publications

Conference presentations

Simpson, C (2017) The pathogenesis of acne. Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Education Conference. ASDC, Melbourne.

Simpson, C (2018) the future of the aesthetics industry. Ella Bache Salon Owners Conference, Ella Bache, Sydney.

Perri, F, Byrne, J and Simpson, C (2017) Becoming a dermal professional. Sydney International Beauty Expo, Sydney.

Perri, F, Byrne, J and Simpson, C (2018) Becoming a dermal professional. Melbourne International Beauty Expo, Melbourne.

Areas of expertise

  • Skin biochemistry
  • Skin diseases
  • Skin infection
  • Skin inflammation
  • Bioarchaeology and osteoarchaeology
  • Vitamin D deficiency and tuberculosis in Post Medieval United Kingdom
 Claire Simpson

Contact details

(03) 9919 1828