BPharm, MMedRadSc(NucMed), MAppMngt(Hlth), MBA, PhD
Prof Geoff Currie was appointed in Medical Radiation Science at Charles Sturt University in 2002. Geoff has a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy, Masters Degree in Medical Radiation Science (nuclear medicine), a Masters Degree in Applied Management (health), a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Geoff has broad research and teaching interests across the medical radiation sciences and, indeed, health generally with more than 160 peer reviewed journal papers, author of 2 books, another 5 book chapters, editor of 5 books, 155 conference presentations, 55 invited speaker presentations, a reviewer for 29 international journals, 11 research excellence awards, supervisor of numerous doctoral, masters and honours research students and over $2.3 million in research funding / support.
Geoff trained at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney before relocating to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) for a senior appointment. After undertaking positron emission tomography (PET) training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he returned to RPAH to a senior role in Australia's first PET department. After this, Geoff entered the private arena where he established departments in Sydney and the Gold Coast before relocating to an established private company on the Central Coast of NSW. With several decades of clinical, management and research experience, a career in academia seemed logical and Geoff commenced his career at CSU in 2002.
Geoff is International Consulting Editor of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, is co-founder of the Rural Alliance in Nuclear Scintigraphy (RAINS) and convenor of the annual RAINS conference. Geoff is an adjunct Professor in Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas. On Australia day 2020, Geoff was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to nuclear medicine and medical radiation science.
Geoff has been recognised on multiple occasions at Charles Sturt University as a 'Teaching Leader' at University level. He has provided global leadership through teaching innovation in the medical radiation sciences. This has included implementation of professional portfolios for undergraduate students to enhance learning and professionalism. He has also led the development of an internationalisation program for students in New Zealand, London and the USA. Geoff has also pioneered a formal evaluation of the use of mobile learning and applications associated with iPad technology to enhance student engagement and learning. Geoff is currently evaluating the role of technology like GoogleGlass in the classroom and simulation laboratory and is currently developing 3D classroom technology for SPECT/CT and PET/CT simulation. A key competence is the engagement and harnessing of social media within the class and curriculum. Distinctive competencies include: mobilisation, internationalisation, social media, curriculum mapping, constructive alignment, and authentic assessment.
Geoff teaches in the areas of:
Notebooks do not an education make.
You can not teach what you do not know, you can not lead where you will not go.
Rev. Jesse Jackson
If I hear, I forget. If I see, I remember. If I do, I understand.
Geoff currently undertakes research and supervises students in the following broad areas:
Key recent publications truncated at 2018 include:
Thomas Alva Edison
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
He that would be a leader must also be a bridge.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done,
and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.