Introducing Professor Geoff McColl

Professor Geoff McColl is the new Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

We caught up with Geoff to learn more about his path to UQ, what attracted him to Brisbane and his thoughts on the Faculty's new Strategic Plan. Oh and we also learnt how he plans to spend his weekends and the musical instrument he had to pack away before taking up the new role.

A bit more about Geoff

Prior to joining UQ, Geoff was the Head of the Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medical Education and Training at the University of Melbourne, where he led the development and implementation of the new Melbourne MD. He is currently the Chair of the Australian Medical Council’s Medical School Assessment Committee.

A visiting rheumatologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for 25 years, Geoff’s undergraduate medical training was completed at the University of Melbourne with an internship and residency at the Austin Hospital. He attained his FRACP in rheumatology in 1992 before completing a PhD focusing on rheumatoid arthritis at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in 1996.

Geoff is a past president of the Australian Rheumatology Association. He is currently a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on Medicines and a past member of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and Chair of the Drug Utilisation Subcommittee.

Geoff’s current research interests are related to the teaching and assessment of diagnostic reasoning skills in medical students, topics on which he completed a Master of Education in 2008.



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