Geoffrey Head

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Professor Head is a Principal Research Fellow of the NH&MRC, the Head of the Neuropharmacology Laboratory and Head of the Heart Disease and Neuroscience Domain, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and adjunct Professor at Monash University. He received his B.Sc.(Hons) in Pharmacology from University of Melbourne, Australia in 1976 and Ph.D. from Monash University in 1981. He is head of the Ambulatory Working group of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA), chair of the Ambulatory Blood pressure Guidelines joint working party of the National Heart Foundation and the HBPRCA and head of the Australian Ambulatory Blood Pressure Collaborative (AABPMC). He has published over 250 scientific papers during his scientific career and holds a patent for a novel therapy for heart failure. He is editor in chief of “Frontiers in Integrative Physiology”. He was Secretary of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia from 2005-10 and is now executive member responsible for corporate liaison. Geoff is chair of the Victorian Obesity consortium. He currently holds a research Fellowship and 4 NHMRC project grants. Geoff’s research interests include, the understanding of mechanisms involved in the control of the heart and circulation by the central nervous system and its role in hypertension, heart failure and obesity. In 2014 he was awarded the inaugural Paul Korner prize for research excellence in the field of Neuroscience and hypertension from the International Society of Hypertension.