Jonathon Ng

Dr, MBBS BA GradDipClinEpi PhD (Dist) FRANZCO

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Jonathon Ng is a clinician-scientist with an interest and expertise in using data linkage and big data analytics in ophthalmology and eye research. Dr Ng is actively engaged in research at the Eye and Vision Epidemiology Research Group and is a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health and Global Health. He is an investigator on research grants worth more than $2 million. He was previously a member of the RANZCO Glaucoma Curriculum Standards Review Panel and the RANZCO Clinical Audit Working Group, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society and Ophthalmology Committee of Glaucoma Australia. Dr Ng was recognised for his endeavours with Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2016 and the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in 2017.

Funding overview

Meuleners L, Wood J, Ng J, Morlet N, Brameld K. Visual field impairment and injury: A population-based study. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP180102819 (2018). $227,422.

Chen F, Morgan WH, Morlet N, Semmens J, Preen D, Ng J, Mukhtar S. The incidence and prevalence of vision impairment and blindness from age-related macular degeneration in Western Australia before and after introduction of Lucentis (Ranibizumab): 2002- November 2012. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Investigator Initiated Trial Funding (2016). $176,311.

Meuleners L, Keay L, Young M, Ng J, Morlet N, McCluskey P. Driving performance and self-regulation among older drivers with bilateral cataract: a prospective cohort study. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP140101299 (2014). $353,000.

Keay L, Meuleners L, Pesudovs K, McCluskey P, Boufous S, Ng J, Morlet N, Stapleton F. Falls risk associated with cataract and after first and second eye cataract surgery. National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant 1048302 (2013). $775,261

Liu W, Glance D, Ng J, Morlet N, Tang J. Developing Mobile Health from Web Based Resources. Australia-China Council Grant (2011). $29,700.

Meuleners L, Lee AH, Hendrie D, Ng J. The impact of first and second eye cataract surgery on falls and utilisation of mental health services among older Australians. Australian Research Council (2011). $145,000

Kemp AR, Ng JQ. Does treatment of age-related macular degeneration with intravitreal injection of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors increase arterial thromboembolic events? The University of Western Australia Research Development Award (2010). $29,579

Meuleners L, Semmens J, Ng J, Hendrie D. Cataract and crash risk for older drivers: evidence from a population based study. Australian Research Council (2009). $60,000

Morgan WH, Morlet N, Ng JQ, Semmens JB, Bulsara MK. Epidemiology of blinding eye diseases study. Eye Surgery Foundation (2007). $322,159

Preen DB, Ng JQ, Semmens JB, Morlet N. Use and adequacy of diabetic retinopathy screening: a whole population linked data study. National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant 458682 (2007). $213,850.

Ng JQ, Morlet N. Utilisation of eye care services. Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (2007). $48,500.

Meuleners L, Palamara P, Ng JQ, Semmens JB, Lee A. Medications and crash risk for older drivers: a population-based study. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Research Grant (2006), $17,247.

Teaching overview

Student Research Supervision

• Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University, x2

• Doctor of Medicine, The University of Western Australia, x1

• Master of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, x1

• Master of Pharmacy, Curtin University, x1

• Bachelor of Health Science Honours, The University of Western Australia, x2

• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, The University of Western Australia, x2

Clinical Teaching

• RANZCO ophthalmology registrar Friday teaching sessions

• Australlan College of Optometry clinical placement supervision

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Distinction), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

GradDipClinEpi, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

BA, Murdoch University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

MBBS, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

External positions

Editorial Board Member, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology

Executive committee, Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society

Ophthalmology committee, Glaucoma Australia

Review Panel Member for the Scientific Programme Committee, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Research expertise keywords

  • Ophthalmology
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services research
  • Medical record linkage
  • Big data analytics


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