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Current projects | Student research projects | Teaching activities

Our Research Group focuses on understanding the mechanisms that contribute to systemic and pulmonary hypertension as well as ischemic stroke and to identify new therapies that can be used to treat these debilitating disorders.

Whether you want to research, invest, donate or partner with us to accelerate our life-changing discoveries, we'd be delighted to hear from you. We have opportunities for PhD students, post docs and senior researchers to join our lab. Feel free to contact Associate Professor Barbara Kemp-Harper or Dr Brad Broughton with any queries.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Cardiovascular Program and the Department of Pharmacology.

Selected funding groups

We gratefully acknowledge the funding given to our lab by the following groups:

  • National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC Development Grant)
  • Monash University (Large Interdisciplinary Research Grant)
  • CASS Foundation
  • Monash University Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Seed Fund Scheme
  • Monash University (Learning & Teaching Grant)

Teaching activities

As Teaching and Research academics we have a strong commitment to student-centred teaching. We strive to convey our teaching in an engaging and interactive manner, engaging students in their own learning and preparing them for professions of the future.

A/Prof Barbara Kemp-Harper

Unit convenor
2012-present Monash University, PHA4000 (Honours)
2013-present Monash University, PHA3042
2017-present Monash University, BMS3031
2015-present Monash University, BMS4200
2013-present Monash University, MED2100
2013-present Monash University, PHA3042
2013-present Monash University, PHA3032
2012-present Monash University, PHA3011
2012-present Monash University, PHA2022  

Teaching awards

2018 Monash University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence
2018 International Union of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Education Section Early Educator Award (awarded at the World Congress of Pharmacology, Kyoto, Japan, June 2018)
2018 Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Science Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education - Teaching Excellence
2017 Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) Award for Outstanding Achievement: Innovation in Learning & Teaching Award  

Professional service

2018-present Member, Biomedicine Discovery Institute Education Committee, Monash University
2017-present Editor, British Journal of Pharmacology
2015 School of Biomedical Sciences Representative, Faculty of Science Honours Self-review Team, Monash University
2013-present Chair, Australasian Society for Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists (ASCEPT) Mentoring Committee
2010-2013 Elected Council Member of ASCEPT
2013 Secretary, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences ECR Symposium Subcommittee, Monash University
2013 ECR Representative, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Research Committee, Monash University
2008-2015 Facilitator, “Healthy Hearts, Healthy Kids” and “Nutrition” workshops, Mentone Park Primary School
2008-2010 Co-Chair ASCEPT Cardiovascular Special Interest Group
2008-2010 ASCEPT Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr Brad Broughton

Unit convenor
2016-present Monash University, BMS3052
2013-present Monash University, PHA3032
2011-2016 Monash University, PHA3990 (3rd year research project)
2016-present Monash University, BMS3052
2016-present Monash University, RAD2092
2014-present Monash University, MED2100
2014-present Monash University, PHA3011
2014-present Monash University, PHA3021
2013-present Monash University, PHA3032  

Teaching awards

2016-17 Commended by medical students (MED2031) for teaching excellence  

Professional service

2016-current Talk to year 8 science students (Vermont Secondary College)
2016-current Deputy HDR coordinator (Dept of Pharmacology)
2015-current Academic Progress Committee (APC), Monash University
2014-current ASCEPT Cardiovascular Sig. Education representative