Head of School
Deputy Dean of Graduate Research (DVC (Research) Division)
BSc (Hons), PhD
|Contact Campus||Newnham Campus|
|Telephone||03 6324 5488/03 6226 1950|
|Fax||+ 61 3 6324 3658|
Professor Dom Geraghty graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Pharmacology from the National University of Ireland, University College, Dublin, in 1981, and completed his PhD at Deakin University, Victoria, in 1988. He moved to the University of Tasmania in 1991, establishing himself as both a teacher and productive researcher.
He teaches pharmacology, physiology and/or research methods from 1st year undergraduate to postgraduate diploma level across three Faculties. Dom is currently Deputy Dean of Graduate Research.
Whilst his primary research interest is the basic and clinical pharmacology of capsaicin, the active ingredient of 'hot chilli peppers' and related compounds, he collaborates on projects ranging from sex steroid binding globulins in fish and platypus venom to immune function in human kidney disease. Over the last 22 years, Dom has (co)authored ~75 peer-reviewed papers and ~130 national and international conference presentations. His work has been cited over 1100 times (h-index, 18). He has supervised 12 PhD/Masters candidates and 13 Honours candidates to completion and currently (co)supervises 4 PhD candidates.
He is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (www.ascept.org), and a member of the Australian Society for Medical Research (www.asmr.org.au) and Australian Neuroscience Society (www.ans.org.au).
Past and present research funded by the NH&MRC, the University of Tasmania and other competitive funding bodies.
|2013 (Jul)-||Head, School of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania|
|2012 (Oct)-||Professor of Life Sciences, University of Tasmania|
|2012-14||Deputy Dean of Graduate Research, University of Tasmania|
|2012||Chair, NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship Panel|
|2013-15||Chair-Elect/Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee of ASCEPT|
|2012||Member, NHMRC Project Grant Review Panel|
|2012-13||Deputy Head, School of Human Life Sciences|
|2012-13||Graduate Research Coordinator, Faculty of Health Science|
|2011-14||Elected Member, ASCEPT Council|
|2011||NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (RD Wright Biomedical) Panel|
|2011||External Advisor in Research Integrity, Menzies Research Institute|
|2010-13||Deputy Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Health Science|
|2010||NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (RD Wright Biomedical) Panel|
|2008-||Research Australia University Roundtable and Rural Networks Working Party|
|2008-2012||Faculty of Health Science Research Committee|
|2008-||Elected Member, UTas Board of Graduate Research|
Dom is a longtime member of the UTas Board of Graduate Research (now Research Degrees Committee) and Faculty of Health Science Teaching and Learning Committee, and represents the University on Research Australia's University Roundtable. He plays an active role in developing the strategic research direction of the School of Human Life Sciences and Faculty of Health Sciences, mentors many early career researchers and contributes to several career development initiatives of the University.
Authorised by the Head of School, Human Life Sciences
23 October, 2013