Professor Geoff Nicholson |  MBBS (WA) PhD (Melb) FRACP FRCP (Lond) 
Associate Endocrinologist 

Geoff was born, raised and educated in rural WA. He completed his medical degree at The University of WA in 1973 and in 1977 did Physician training in London. He then worked as a GP in Dampier WA (the Pilbara) followed by several years with the RAAF in Butterworth Malaysia as flight surgeon for 3 Squadron (Mirage fighters) and physician at No 4 RAAF Hospital.

After completing training as an Endocrinologist in Perth he did a PhD at The University of Melbourne and then joined the Department of Medicine at The University of WA. In 1990 he moved to Geelong as inaugural Professor of Medicine, The University of Melbourne and subsequently as Head of the multidisciplinary Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, and Director of Barwon Health’s Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, where most of Geelong’s current Endocrinologists were trained.


When The University of Melbourne withdrew from Barwon Health in 2010, Geoff moved to Toowoomba as Head of University of Queensland’s Rural Clinical School. With the arrival of grandson Josh, Geoff moved back to Geelong in December 2014.

As well as his interests in clinical endocrinology, medical research (he has over 300 publications) and teaching, Geoff is committed to advancing rural and Indigenous health, and he has a lifelong passion for flying.


Geoff is certified to complete Aviation Medicals.

Special interests include:

  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes

  • Diabetic foot problems

  • Adrenal dysfunction

  • Osteoporosis

  • PCOS 

  • Pituitary disorders