Professor Ray Morris

Professor Ray Morris
 Position Affiliate Professor
 Org Unit Medical Sciences
 Location ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Ray Morris has a Science degree at The University of Adelaide, majoring in Zoology & Physiology/Phamacology in 1975. He awarded his PhD in 1982, having held a grant-funded Research Assistant/Officer position for 7 years in Pharmacology from Feb 1975. In July 1982, he then moved to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, to a Medical Scientist position in the Clinical Pharmacology Department. He was appointed Chief Medical Scientist in 1987, and remained in this department for 30 years until retiring from this salaried appointment in April 2012 finally based in the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (TQEH). His primary interests included therapeutic drug monitoring, particularly immunosuppressant drugs. His international activities included: contributions to the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) including Co-chairing the Congress in Cairns in 1999, 4-yr as Chair of the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Committee, 4-yr as Councillor, 2-yr as Director of Education, and 4-yr on Executive Committee as Treasurer, as well as several memberships on expert panels publishing consensus clinical/laboratory guidelines for immunosuppressant drugs. He served as President of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology (ASCEPT) during 2010 and made a Life Member in 2012. In 2010 he was made a founding Fellow of the Faculty of Science, Royal Australasian College of Pathologists. He has authored 138 scientific papers and 180 conference abstracts.  He retired from Editorial Boards of the international journals Clinical Biochemistry, and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. He has been associated in various relationships with The University since 1971, and been an academic title-holder since 1991 as honorary (Level E) Professor since January 2011.

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  • Qualifications

    BSc, PhD, FFSc(RCPA)

  • Research Interests

    therapeutic drug monitoring, immunosuppressant drugs, local anaesthetics, perhexiline

  • Professional Associations

    Life Member of the Australasian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists & Toxicolgists (ASCEPT), International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT)

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