Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Geoff Currie

Associate Professor Geoff Currie

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

A/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 150 peer reviewed journal papers, editor of 5 books, 145 conference presentations, 52 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 is in the process of authoring 2 book chapters and 2 complete books.

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 the co-convenor for the 50th annual scientific meeting of the ANZNSM in Sydney in 2020. 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 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:

  • Nuclear Medicine science
  • Radiopharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Instrumentation
  • Research methods
  • Molecular imaging
  • Image guided therapy
  • Imaging pathology and pathophysiology
  • Image processing, data analysis and artificial neural networks

Notebooks do not an education make.
S.S. Pratt

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.
Confucius

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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
  • Radiopharmacy
  • Pharmacology and pharmacokinetics
  • Radiomics
  • Artificial intelligence and neural networks

Key recent publications truncated at 2018 include:

  • Currie, G, Hawk KE, Rohren E 2020, Ethical Principles for the Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ahead of print, DOI 10.1007/s00259-020-04678-1
  • Sanchez, S & Currie, G 2020 Topical sensor for the assessment of injection quality for 18F-FDG, 68Ga-PSMA and 68Ga-DOTATATE positron emission tomography, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, accepted
  • Currie, G, Barlow J, Brettschneider E, Crook M 2019, 18F sodium fluoride PET bone scan; initial experience, Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy, vol 10; no. 409: https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/18f-sodium-fluoride-pet-bone-scan-initial-experience.pdf
  • Currie, G, Hawk KE, Rohren E, Vial A, Klein R 2019, Machine learning and deep learning in medical imaging: intelligent imaging, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, vol. 50; no. 4: pp. 477-487.
  • Currie, G, Iqbal, B & Kiat, H 2019, Intelligent imaging: radiomics and artificial neural networks in heart failure, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, vol. 50; no. 4: pp. 571-574.
  • Currie, G 2019 Intelligent Imaging: anatomy of machine learning and deep learning, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 47; no. 4: pp. 273-281.
  • Currie, G 2019 Intelligent Imaging: artificial intelligence augmented nuclear medicine, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 47; no. 3: pp. 217-222.
  • Currie, G 2019, Biodistribution of 18F FDG post oral administration to a honeybee (apis mellifera); PET/CT proof of concept, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 60; no. 10: p. 1493.
  • Currie, G 2019, Pharmacology part 5: CT and MRI contrast, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 47; no. 3: pp. 189-202.
  • Currie, G 2019, Pharmacology part 4: nuclear cardiology, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 47; no. 2: pp. 97-110.
  • Dowling, M, O’Loughlin, S & Currie, G 2019, Impact of Mobile Phone Interference on Gamma Camera Performance, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Science, vol. 50; no. 1: pp. 136-141
  • Currie, G 2019, Pharmacology part 3B: general nuclear medicine; other interventions and adjunctive medications, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 47; no. 1: pp. 3-12.
  • Currie, G 2018, Pharmacology part 3A: general nuclear medicine; renal and hepatobiliary imaging, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 46; no. 4: pp. 326-334.
  • Iqbal, B, Currie, G & Kiat, H 2018, Regional cardiac sympathetic nervous system evaluation using 123I-mIBG SPECT in patients with heart failure, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, vol. 49; no. 4: pp. 397-405.
  • Currie, G 2018, Statistics flaws, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 46; no. 3: p. 318.
  • Currie, G 2018, Pharmacology part 2: introduction to pharmacokinetics, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 46; no. 3: pp. 221-230.
  • Currie, G & Thomas, C 2018, Re-imagining program development and re-engineering program design, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 46; no. 3: pp. 247-252.
  • Currie, G 2018, Pharmacology part 1: introduction to pharmacology and pharmacodynamics, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 46; no. 2: pp. 81-86.
  • Currie, G, Wheat, J & Wess, T 2018, Building foundations for Indigenous cultural competence: an institutions’ journey toward ‘close the gap’, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, vol. 49; no. 1: pp. 6-10.
  • Bolderston, A, Watson, J, Woznitza, N, Westerink, A, Diprospero, L, Currie, G, Beardmore, C & Hewis, J 2018, Twitter journal clubs and continuing professional development: an analysis of the #MedRadJClub tweet chat, Radiography, vol. 24; no. 1: pp. 3-8.
  • Huang, B, Naung, N, Currie, G & Tanny, L 2018, Non-orthodontic intervention and non-nutritive sucking behaviours: a literature review, Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, vol 34; no. 4: pp. 215-222I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

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.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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Administrative philosophy:

He that would be a leader must also be a bridge.
Welsh Proverb

The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

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.
Theodore Roosevelt

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Bill Gates

Other key connections and external links:

Other:

  • Pioneer Lecture at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the ANZSNM.
  • Convener, 50th milestone annual scientific meeting of ANZSNM 2020
  • Executive Advisory Board Member and Continuous Education Committee Vice Chair, the 13th Asia Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (AOCNMB), Shanghai, China, 2019.
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration Medical Shortages Committee, 2019- ………
  • ANSTO Nuclear Medicine Liaison Group, 2019- ………
  • Australian Radiopharmaceutical Crisis Management Team, 2019- ………
  • ANSTO Health Advisory Board, 2017-……
  • Co-Chair, Technologist Track, Scientific Committee World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB) Congress, 2017/2018.
  • Local Health Advisory Committee, Murrumbidgee Area Health Service, 2017-2018
  • Department of Industry and Science, Commonwealth Government of Australia, member of the phase 2 Independent Advisor Panel (IAP2) for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Project, 2017-2018
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologists Section (SNMMI-TS in USA), member of the Educators Committee, member of the Continuing Education Committee, 2016-2019.
  • Department of Industry and Science, Commonwealth Government of Australia, member of the Independent Advisor Panel (IAP) for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Project, 2015-2016.
  • Deputy Editor, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Canada), 2014-2019
  • International Consulting Editor, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (USA), 2012-…….
  • Co-founder and Executive member of RAINS (Australia’s largest nuclear medicine professional membership), 2007-……..

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