After competing his National Service in the Royal Australian Air Force, Geoffrey Quail continued to serve in the Air Force Reserve eventually retiring as a Wing Commander, specialist in Tropical Medicine and Medical Education. He holds higher degrees in Medicine and Dental Science and studied tropical medicine at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Geoffrey was a senior consultant and Unit Head at Monash Medical Centre for many years and held academic appointments at Melbourne and Monash universities for over fifty years. In 2014 was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne for his work on tropical disease and the Australian military. .
He is currently Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Monash University.. Geoffrey read modern history at Oxford University and is the author of a text book Oral, Pharyngeal and Nasal Complaints and over 30 articles in the refereed medical journals..
He is currently completing a second term as a councillor of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and in 2014 was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to Medical Education.