Professor Geoff McColl, Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine

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Professor Geoff McColl leads the Faculty, which combines medical education with two research-intensive schools, three clinical medical schools and five hospital-based institutes and centres.


Prior to joining UQ, Geoff was the Head of the Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medical Education and Training at the University of Melbourne, where he led the development and implementation of the new Melbourne MD. He is currently the Chair of the Australian Medical Council’s Medical School Assessment Committee.

A visiting rheumatologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for 25 years, Geoff’s undergraduate medical training was completed at the University of Melbourne with an internship and residency at the Austin Hospital. He attained his FRACP in rheumatology in 1992 before completing a PhD focusing on rheumatoid arthritis at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in 1996.

Geoff is a past president of the Australian Rheumatology Association. He is currently a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on Medicines and a past member of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and Chair of the Drug Utilisation Subcommittee.

Geoff’s current research interests are related to the teaching and assessment of diagnostic reasoning skills in medical students, topics on which he completed a Master of Education in 2008.

Professor Geoff McColl
Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine

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Mayne Medical Building
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Herston, Brisbane 4006, Australia


Adina Trutwin
Executive Assistant

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