Fellow of The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Prize: Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences


Citation on election: Professor Ian Constable is an internationally recognised clinical and research ophthalmologist. As the Founding Director of the Lions Eye Institute, he created a not-for-profit centre of excellence that combines world-class scientific research into the prevention of blindness with the highest level of eye care delivery. He has trained and mentored almost 100 clinical and research Fellows from all over the world and has provided an environment to conduct research at the highest international standards.

Professor Constable’s work has been instrumental in some significant developments in ophthalmology, including an artificial cornea and a first in human gene therapy trial for exudative Macular Degeneration.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsAustralian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences