Our people

Our research and education excellence is a reflection of the people behind it. We have research group leaders who are world experts in their field, in addition to many talented researchers, educators and postgraduate students.

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Pharmacology Department Leadership

Head of Department
Honours Co-Convenor 
Professor Robert Widdop
T: +61 3 9905 4858
E: robert.widdop@monash.edu
W: Widdop Laboratory
Executive Assistant to Head of DepartmentJess Hudson
T: +61 3 9502 4322
E: jess.hudson@monash.edu
Deputy Head of Department (Research)
Graduate Research Co-ordinator
Professor Chrishan Samuel
T: +61 3 9902 0152
E: chrishan.samuel@monash.edu
W: Samuel Laboratory
Acting Head of Teaching and Learning
Honours Co-Convenor
Associate Professor Barbara Kemp-Harper
T: +61 3 9905 4674
E: barbara.kemp@monash.edu
W: Kemp-Harper Laboratory


Our academic and research staff

Our Lab Heads and Group Leaders are listed below. The lab information (click on the links to visit their laboratory websites) showcases the incredible research each of them are doing.

Name Lab website Program membership
Associate Professor Jane Bourke Bourke Laboratory

Respiratory Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Disease
Dr Bradley Broughton Kemp-Harper and Broughton Laboratory

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Disease
Dr Mark del Borgo Del Borgo Laboratory

Macro Therapeutics

Cardiovascular Disease; Neuroscience
Dr Tracey Gaspari  
Professor Wayne Hodgson
Deputy Dean (Education) Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 
Venoms and Toxins 
Associate Professor Barbara Kemp Kemp-Harper and Broughton Laboratory

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Disease; Immunity; Neuroscience
Professor Sharon RicardoRicardo Laboratory

Kidney Regeneration and Stem Cells 
Development & Stem Cells
Professor Chrishan Samuel Samuel Laboratory


Cardiovascular Disease
Professor Robert Widdop Widdop Laboratory

Integrative Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Disease; Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity; Neuroscience


Our education-focussed academics

Name Area of research
Dr Klaudia BudzynStudent self-assessment, Feedback practices to maximise student engagement
Dr Jennifer IrvineStudent engagement; web-based learning resources; active learning; assessment feedback
Associate Professor Richard Loiacono

Academic Programs
Monash Medicine Course

Dr Eva PatakMonash Medicine Course