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Research interests

I am a post-doc currently working in Nicola's Harris' lab at Monash University. 


My key interest resides in the function of eosinophils in both helminth infection and under homeostatic conditions. Primarily, I am researching the role of eosinophils in facilitating both tissue repair and immune cell regulation under these conditions. Eosinophillia presents itself as a key feature during helminth infection in both humans and rodents. In recent years, it is becoming more apparent that eosinophils may play a more complex role during infection, other than supporting larval killing and subsequent worm clearance (where in some instances, they may be dispensible in this role).


It will be very exciting to elucidate the other functions of eosinophils during my time at Monash.

External positions

Research Associate, University of Glasgow

31 Oct 201631 Dec 2017

PhD student, University of Edinburgh


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Research Output

  • 8 Article
  • 5 Review Article
  • 2 Comment / Debate

Hookworms Evade Host Immunity by Secreting a Deoxyribonuclease to Degrade Neutrophil Extracellular Traps

Bouchery, T., Moyat, M., Sotillo, J., Silverstein, S., Volpe, B., Coakley, G., Tsourouktsoglou, T-D., Becker, L., Shah, K., Kulagin, M., Guiet, R., Camberis, M., Schmidt, A., Seitz, A., Giacomin, P., Le Gros, G., Papayannopoulos, V., Loukas, A. & Harris, N. L., 12 Feb 2020, In : Cell Host and Microbe. 27, 2, p. 277-289.e6 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Immune serum–activated human macrophages coordinate with eosinophils to immobilize Ascaris suum larvae

Coakley, G., Volpe, B., Bouchery, T., Shah, K., Butler, A., Geldhof, P., Hatherill, M., Horsnell, W. G. C., Esser-von Bieren, J. & Harris, N. L., 1 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Parasite Immunology. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Interactions between macrophages and helminths

Coakley, G. & Harris, N. L., 6 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Parasite Immunology. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Helminths and microbiota — partners in arthritis prevention?

Coakley, G. & Harris, N. L., 1 Aug 2019, In : Nature Reviews Rheumatology. 15, 8, p. 454-455 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Schistosoma mansoni-Derived Lipids in Extracellular Vesicles: Potential Agonists for Eosinophillic Tissue Repair

Coakley, G., Wright, M. D. & Borger, J. G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 10, 6 p., 1010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)