Optometry and Vision Sciences

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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 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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Dr Marianne Coleman

Orthoptist, Clinical Vision Research Fellow | Research areas include Digital Health, Childrens Vision, Public Eye Health, Eyecare across the Lifespan, Binocular Vision.
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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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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 Flora Hui

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

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