ADipNMT, GDipMedRadSc, MMedRadSc, MBA, MAppMgt, GradCertUnivTeach&Learn, PhD
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 125 peer reviewed journal papers, editor of 5 books, 120+ conference presentations and a reviewer for 25 international journals.
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 has Adjunct / Conjoint appointments at several other universities in Australia and the USA. Geoff is International Consulting Editor of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Editor of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (http://www.jmirs.org/
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. In short, initiating a formal exchange program with Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) in West Virginia to have CSU students transfer for short clinical placements (8 weeks) available to all medical radiation science students and entire semester exchanges for nuclear medicine students. A similar program is being developed with Regis College in Boston. Furthermore, 100% internationalisation of the course has been achieved by reciprocal, real time trans continental lectures between CSU and WJU using mobile learning platforms, and through strong clinical partnerships with centres 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. 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 innovative assessment.
Geoff teaches in the areas of:
He also currently supervises doctoral, masters and honours students in areas such as social media, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, MRI, instrumentation physics, general nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, ultrasound, cardiology, oncology, to name a few.
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:
Recent research has been supported by the following granting bodies:
I 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.
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.
(as at 11/10/16)