Research graduates

Dr Darren Creek

Dr Darren Creek

Post-doctoral researcher, University of Glasgow, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) 2003, PhD 2008

"My degree inspired me to go into research. It is fantastic to work on a project knowing that, one day, it may lead to finding a cure for a disease and improve the lives of many people as a result."

Dr Christine Perry

Dr Christine Perry

Ethnopharmacology scientist, Research and Development, GlaxoSmithKline, Australia, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) 2002, PhD 2006

"I investigate inter-ethnic differences in disease profiles and metabolic pathways of a new medicine as well as regional variances in diet and environment that may potentially influence the safety or efficacy of a medication."

Dr Lauren Boak

Dr Lauren Boak

Clinical pharmacology science specialist, Roche Pharmaceuticals, UK PhD 2007

"After completing my PhD, and publishing three manuscripts in highly regarded international journals, I undertook a one-year industry postdoctoral position in the clinical pharmacology department at Hoffmann La-Roche, Switzerland."

Dr Brendan Johnson

Dr Brendan Johnson

Principal clinical pharmacokineticist, GlaxoSmithKline, USA, Bachelor of Pharmacy 1997, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours) 1999, PhD 2003

"I support drug development in oncology and was a lead author of the clinical pharmacology package for a new drug to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy."

Dr Peter McLean

Dr Peter McLean

Senior R&D specialist, Department for Nutrition and Health Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland, PhD 1997

"I'm a former team leader at GlaxoSmithKline's Immuno-Inflammation Centre of Excellence for Drug Discovery, where I identified novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal tract diseases."

Dr Leonora Long

Dr Leonora Long

Researcher, Schizophrenia Research Institute, Australia, PhD 2006

"I won the 2006 Dean's Commendation for doctoral thesis excellence for my work on the role of cannabis in the aetiology of psychosis."

Dr Timothy Morgan

Dr Timothy Morgan

Co-founder and executive director, Lachesis Biosciences, Australia Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) 1995, PhD 1999

"My PhD work with faculty staff led to the patented ‘spray-on’ drug delivery technology, which Monash offshoot Acrux commercialised for use in the menopause treatment Evamist and other drugs."

Dr Johnson George

Dr Johnson George

Lecturer in pharmacy practice, researcher, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, PhD 2005

"My research interests are medication use and safety in the elderly, developing and testing new models of care for managing chronic conditions, and assessing and promoting treatment adherence in patients with chronic diseases."

Dr Joe Tiralongo

Dr Joe Tiralongo

Research leader, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Australia, PhD 1999

“My field of expertise is the role sialic acids play in cell biology and various disease states, including microbial pathogenesis and cancer, having worked with a world leader in the field, Professor Roland Schauer, at the University of Kiel in Germany early in my career.”