Meet Our Team

Clicking on a researcher will take you to their Find an Expert profile where you can explore their research interests and availability for supervision.

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A/Prof Andrew Anderson

Associate Professor | Behavioural investigation of human vision, both in health and disease; Factors affecting decision-making processes in the brain.
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A/Prof Lauren Ayton

Principal Research Fellow | Research areas include retinal disease, gene therapy, and low vision medical devices (bionic eyes, sensory substitution). Also research translation and commercialisation, as Director of SPARK Melbourne.
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Dr Phillip Bedggood

Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Research areas include cellular-resolution imaging of the eye to understand the earliest stages of vision and the supply of nutrients to tissue. Also technological developments in optical imaging and image processing.
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A/Prof Bang Bui

Assoc. Professor | Research areas include preclinical investigation of vision and the retinal vasculature in healthy ageing; mechanisms of age-related susceptibility to neurodegeneration.
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Dr Ceecee Britten-Jones

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Optometrist | Research interests include inherited retinal diseases, ocular imaging, gene therapy trials, and evidence synthesis.
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Dr Kwang Cham

Senior Lecturer | Research areas include digital technologies for feedback and assessment, inter-professional education, and inter-disciplinary object-based learning engaging with material culture.
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Janet Chan

Postdoctoral Researcher | Research areas include healthy ageing, migraine, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and visual snow.
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Dr Holly Chinnery

Senior Lecturer | Research areas include corneal neuroimmunology, neuropathology in corneal injury and disease, ocular surface immune cells in homeostasis and nerve regeneration.
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A/Prof Anthea Cochrane

Assoc. Professor, Teaching Specialist, 3rd, 4th year OD and Placement Coordinator | Research: low vision, clinical training and assessment, failure to fail, training educators.
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A/Prof Laura Downie

Associate Professor and Dame Kate Campbell Fellow | Research areas include ocular diagnostics and therapeutics, tear biomarkers, clinical trials and research translation.
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Anh Hoang

Resesarch Assistant | Research areas include retinal structure-function relationship in various preclinical models and ocular biomarkers for Parkinson and Alzheimers disease.
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Dr Andrew Huhtanen

Clinic Director, Melbourne Eyecare Clinic | Research areas include anterior ocular disease and advanced contact lenses, clinical training and assessment, and evidence-based practice.
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Dr Flora Hui

Research Fellow (Industry Engagement) and Optometrist | Research areas include neurodegeneration, diagnostics and therapies, research translation, improving health services.
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Senuri Karunaratne

Clinical Research Optometrist | Research areas include management of dry eye disease, childhood myopia and developement of myopia control devices.
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Anna Lee

Senior Clinical Research Optometrist | Research areas include anterior ocular disease, therapeutic clinical trials and research translation.
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Dr Jia Jia Lek

Lecturer (Teaching Specialist) | Research interest areas: Educational research including interprofessional education, cultural competency, student engagement and wellbeing.
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Dr Ekaterina Levichkina

Research Fellow | Research areas include Neural mechanisms of visual attention and predictive coding; visual perception; sleep research.
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Dr Virginia Liu

Research Fellow | Translational, technolgoical developments and clinical assessment of the visual neural system.
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Prof Allison McKendrick

Professor | Research areas include improving the understanding and clinical assessment of visual disorder of the eye and brain (specific interests in glaucoma, migraine, and ageing).
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A/Prof Andrew Metha

Assoc. Professor | Research areas include cellular-resolution imaging of the retina to investigate the essential structure-function relationships required for vision and how this is supported by vascular and neural processes.
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Ms Christine Nearchou

Senior Lecturer. Teaching specialist, Clinical leader of paediatrics, binocular vision | Research: paediatric eye health and vision, visual development, learning in children.
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Dr Bao Nguyen

Lecturer, optometrist and human visual neuroscientist | Research areas include understanding eye and brain changes with healthy and pathological ageing, childhood and adolescent development, vision anomalies in ophthalmic and neurological disorders.
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Dr Christine Nguyen

Senior Lecturer and Optometric Clinician | Research areas using the eye as a marker for brain disease (specific interests in Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease) in preclinical and clinical space.
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A/Prof Michael Pianta

Associate Professor, 4th year OD Coordinator | Evidence-based practice.
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Dr Sumeer Singh

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow | Research areas include dry eye disease, blue light and ocular health, evidence synthesis and translational research.
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Prof Trichur Vidyasagar

Professor | Research areas include neural basis of visual perception, attention and predictive coding, disorders of communication across the brain and dyslexia.
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Dr Vickie Wong

Research Fellow | Research areas include understanding ocular changes in neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson's, Diabetes and Glaucoma), and using ocular biomarkers to test drug efficacy and monitoring.
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Darren Zhao

Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Research areas include the reversibility of retinal ganglion cells and the effects of brain pressure modification on the eye.