Dr Fraser Russell

Project Leader

Program 2: Honey Bee Products

Dr Fraser Russell is a cardiovascular pharmacologist at the University of the Sunshine Coast. His research group is developing novel strategies for the management of chronic wounds and abdominal aortic aneurysm. Studies are aimed at determining the efficacy of natural products derived from honey and stingless bee cerumen, and omega-3 fatty acids that are present in fish oils.


  • Hamilton, K.D., Brooks, P.R., Ogbourne., S.M., Russell, F.D. (2017). Natural products isolated from Tetragonula carbonaria cerumen modulate free radical-scavenging and 5-lipoxygenase activities in vitro. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17:232:1-8.
  • Massaro F.C., Brooks P.R., Wallace H.M., Nsengiyumva, V., Narokai, L., Russell F.D.  (2013). Effect of Australian propolis from stingless bees (Tetragonula carbonaria) on pre-contracted human and porcine isolated arteries.  PLOS One, 8;e81297
  • Massaro F.C., Brooks P.R., Wallace H.M., Russell F.D.  (2011).  Cerumen of Australian stingless bees (Trigona carbonaria): gas chromatography–mass spectrometry fingerprints and potential anti-inflammatory properties.  Naturwissenschaften, 98;329-337.