• The University of Western Australia (M514), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M517), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Research interests

Extensive clinical research experience, including clinical trials

Extensive preclinical research experience 

Optometry undergraduate teaching

Clinically qualified optometrist

 

Previous positions

2015- 2019        Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. Mentor: Artur V. Cideciyan, PhD

Roles and responsibilities

 

Research fellow for Genetics and Epidemilogy (Prof David Mackey) and Ocular Tissue Engineering (A/Prof Fred Chen), based at the Lions Eye Institute

Biography

EDUCATION

2011- 2015: Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne

Supervisors: Prof Algis J Vingrys, Dr. Bang V Bui, Drs Christine TO Nguyen, Zhen He

“Conscious wireless visual electrophysiology for preclinical drug testing”

 

2008 - 2010: Master of Philosophy, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne

Supervisors: Prof Algis J Vingrys & Dr. Bang V Bui, Grade H1 (86) 

“Ageing  and  the  effect  of  repeated  intraocular  pressure  challenges  on  retinal function”

 

2003 - 2007: Bachelor of Optometry, University of Melbourne (therapeutically endorsed) 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

2015                      David Hay Postgraduate Write-up Award, The University of Melbourne 

2012                      Melbourne University Overseas Research Experience Scholarship 

2011                      Australian Postgraduate Award 

2008                      Melbourne Research Scholarship

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

Editorial Board Member - The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology

East Asian Inherited Retinal Disease Society

Optometrist Association of Australia 

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Community engagement

2010: Mandarin radio sessions promoting eye health and explaining ocular diseases

Teaching overview

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

2013: Undergraduate lecturer OPTO90027 Biological Sciences – Optic Nerve 

2008- 2014: Lead demonstrator in Contact lens practical group OPTO90023; clinical supervision 

2008- 2014: Demonstrator  for  undergraduate  courses  in  Department  of  Vision  Sciences  and Optometry 

 

SUPERVISION & MENTORING 

2014: Research  mentor  in  Elizabeth  Blackburn  School  of  Sciences,  Year  11  Extended Investigation project (student: Cathy Nguyen; project title: The relationship between eye strain and myopia in a young population)

Currently co-supervises 1 PhD student

Supervisior for UWA MD Scholoarly activity

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