Geoff Simon

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Geoff Simon

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Teaching areas

  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Haematology
  • Blood Banking
  • Student Placement

Research areas

  • Patient blood management
  • Transfusion in older adults
  • Emergency medicine transfusion
  • Blood stocks and inventory management

Profile

Geoff Simon commenced teaching at USC in 2012 following a career in private and public sector pathology, and more recently in blood banking and transfusion medicine.

While working for the Queensland Department of Health, Mr Simon led a project to develop an on-line system to manage the ordering and supply of blood products. This system was subsequently trialled in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, and was adopted nationally in 2010. BloodNet is now used every day in hospitals and laboratories across Australia, processing more than 10 million transactions each year.

In the fields of microbiology, infection control and antimicrobial resistance, Mr Simon has contributed to research projects and consultancies dealing with human clinical data, development of systems and strategies to monitor and report on emerging antimicrobial resistance, and the use of antibiotics in animals and agriculture.

Mr Simon maintains close links with professional and clinical colleagues through consultation with the National Blood Authority and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and sits on a number of national committees, reference groups and working parties. In 2012, the International Society for Blood Transfusion awarded Mr Simon for clarity, original scientific quality and importance in the field of transfusion medicine in relation to a paper presented in Mexico.

Mr Simon has been invited to open a session of the ISBT International Congress in Toronto in June 2018 with a paper questioning the benefit of restrictive transfusion practice in older adults.

Professional memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT)
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
  • Society for Applied Microbiology – United Kingdom (SfAM)
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