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Professor Geoff Head

Professor Geoff Head

Head: Neuropharmacology

 

Monash University supervisor

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow

+61 3 8532 1332

Geoff Head is an internationally renowned neurophysiologist and neuropharmacologist with over 35 years of experience in medical research that began at the Baker Institute in 1977. He is now a Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC, Head of the Neuropharmacology Laboratory at the Baker Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Monash University. He has published over 260 scientific papers during his scientific career and holds a patent for a novel therapy for heart failure. He is Editor in Chief of a major online open access journal Frontiers in Integrative Physiology.

He has made major contributions in the understanding of brain neurotransmitters (monoamines and peptides such as angiotensin) in cardiovascular regulation and hypertension. He has also published extensively on the mechanism of action of centrally acting antihypertensive agents, baroreflex changes in hypertension and more recently in renin dependent hypertension and neurogenic hypertension.

Achievements

  • Head of the Ambulatory Working Group of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia
  • Chair of the Ambulatory Blood Pressure Guidelines Committee of the National Heart Foundation (2010–12)
  • Head of the Australian Ambulatory Blood Pressure Collaborative (AABPMC)
  • Secretary of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia 2005-2010 (2005–10)
  • Treasurer for the International Society of Hypertension meeting in Sydney (2012)
  • Two publications cited by the Faculty of 1000 in 2012 (top 2% of all Biology and Medicine)

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