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Biographical entry Vaughan, Geoffrey (Geoff) (1933 - 2018)

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Born
9 April 1933
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
4 January 2018
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Educator and Pharmacist

Summary

Geoff Vaughan was Dean of the Victorian College of Pharmacy from 1979 to 1986 having joined he staff as Lecturer in 1961. As Dean he established the College as a drug research centre of international repute. After the College became part of Monash University, Vaughan served the University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). His contributions in policy areas included terms on the Industrial Research and Development Board and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

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1956
Education - MSc, University of Sydney
1957 - 1958
Career position - Played with the Australian rugby team (the Wallabies)
1961
Education - PhD, University of Melbourne
1961 - 1962
Career position - Lecturer in medicinal chemistry, Victorian College of Pharmacy
1963
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Victorian College of Pharmacy
1964
Career position - Associate Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Victorian College of Pharmacy
1968
Award - Churchill Fellowship
1968 - 1978
Career position - Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Victorian College of Pharmacy
1970
Career position - President, Section 6, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1979 - 1986
Career position - Dean and Director, Victorian College of Pharmacy (now Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University)
1983
Career position - President, Section 6, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1983 - 1984
Career position - Chairman, Victorian Conference of Principals of Colleges of Advanced Education
1987 - 1990
Career position - Director, Chisholm Institute of Technology
1990 - 1992
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Monash University
1992 - 1996
Career position - National Manager and CEO, Therapeutic Goods Administration
1996 - 2005
Career position - Chairman, Co-operative Research Centres Committee
1997 -
Career position - Director IDT Australia Ltd (formerly Institute of Drug Technology Australia Ltd)
1997 - 2003
Career position - Director, Victorian Rugby Union
1998 - 2001
Career position - Director, Australian Red Cross Blood Service
1998 - 2003
Career position - Director, Bresagen Ltd
1998 - 2010
Career position - Director, Cytopia Ltd (formerly Medica Holdings Ltd)
2000 - 2002
Career position - Member, Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre
2000 - 2006
Career position - Member, Industrial Research and Development Board
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for outstanding service to medical and pharmaceutical research
2002 - 2007
Career position - Deputy Chairman, Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre
2004 -
Career position - Member, Centre for Research and Development Leadership Advisory Board, University of Melbourne
2006
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to scientific research and development, particularly through contributions to the development of government policy initiatives, to the growth of innovative technology-based Australian companies, and to education as a mentor and supporter of young scientists
2007
Award - LLD (honoris causa), Monash University
2008 -
Career position - Director, Advanced Manufacturing CRC

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Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Pharmacist, rugby player, educator: Geoffrey Vaughan covered all bases', Focus, vol. 205, 2018, p. 50. Details
  • Anon, 'Vale Geoff Vaughan', Australian Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 99, no. 1169, 2018, p. 12. Details

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