Heather Simpson is a Professor of animal physiology at the Institute of Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand. She received the B.S. degree with honors from The University of Queensland and Ph.D. degree from Massey University. Simpson’s research focuses on the pathophysiology of parasitism in sheep and the biology of abomasal nematode parasites. Her current research involves identifying the causes of pathophysiological changes in the abomasum, effects on gastrointestinal mucins, and the immunosuppressive effects of parasites. Studies on the metabolism of nematode parasites are largely centred on nitrogen metabolism.
Biography Updated on 26 August 2012