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Professor Geoff Currie, AM

BPharm, MMedRadSc(NucMed), MAppMngt(Hlth), MBA, PhD

Professor in Nuclear Medicine
Wagga Wagga
Building 30 Room 257

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 trained at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney before relocating to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), undertaking positron emission tomography (PET) training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), several roles in the private sector in Sydney, the Gold Coast and 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 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.

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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 has been recognised on multiple occasions at Charles Sturt University as a 'Teaching Leader' at University level. In 2020 he was awarded “Outstanding Educator” by the SNMMI-TS in the USA. 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 and GoogleGlass technology to enhance student engagement and learning. He has numerous educational publications and conference presentations including in curriculum development, authentic assessment, cultural proficiency and emotional acuity in learning and teaching.

Geoff teaches in the areas of:

  • Professional fundamentals
  • Nuclear Medicine science
  • Radiopharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Instrumentation (gamma camera, SPECT, PET, CT, MRI, hybrid)
  • Molecular imaging
  • Theranostics
  • Imaging pathology and pathophysiology
  • Image processing and data analysis
  • Artificial intelligence in medical image analysis
  • Advanced tomographic principles

Geoff has broad research interests across the medical radiation sciences and, indeed, health generally with (as at December 2022) more than 200 peer reviewed journal papers, author of 2 books, author of another 5 book chapters, editor of 5 books, 190 conference presentations, 60 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 currently undertakes research and supervises students in the following broad areas:

  • Diagnostic imaging (radiography, CT, SPECT, PET)
  • Clinical nuclear medicine
  • Pre-clinical validation
  • Molecular imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT, MRI, ultrasound)
  • Image guided therapy, theranostics and radiation dosimetry
  • Radiopharmacy
  • Pharmacology and pharmacokinetics
  • Radiomics
  • Artificial intelligence, neural network analysis, machine learning and deep learning

Current Highlight:

  • Deep learning and digital twins for radiation dosimetry and preclinical imaging (first paper in nuclear medicine describing the application of DL, GANS and digital twins for radiation dosimetry in theranostics).

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