Sok Cheon Pak, PhD

School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Dr. Pak has been teaching and researching at Charles Sturt University (CSU) since 2007.

His research has been in the field of Complementary Medicine. It has become recognized internationally and nationally through ongoing external research collaborations in Korea, Hong Kong and USA. His area of expertise specifically relates to introducing evidence based practice to Complementary Medicine research and practice. This has been based on laboratory experiments which incorporate modern medical technologies to identify and evidence the underlying rationale of prescribing therapeutic substances for treatment.

Over the years his main focus has been on the experimental/clinical application of bee venom on human diseases. The following are two examples of where his research related to bee venom has been acknowledged: (a) Firstly, his research has been recognized by an invitation from the publishing company Springer to write two chapters on 'Chemical Composition of Bee Venom' and 'Health Benefits and Uses in Medicine of Bee Venom' for the publication of a book entitled "Bee products - chemical and biological properties". The book was published in 2017. This invitation is directly related to his research on honeybee venom with a focus on health benefits and uses in medicine. (b) In 2015, he was appointed as the Guest Editor of a Special Issue on "Bee and wasp venoms: biological characteristics and therapeutic application" for the journal TOXINS (ISSN 2072-6651). A website for this special issue was set up to seek high quality manuscripts from around the world. A total of 15 review and research articles were published in that special issue through his role as the Academic Editor.

Terms of Appointment: Nov 2018 - Nov 2020