A Board qualified Optometrist I completed my PhD at the ANU and then completed Postdoctoral and Research Fellowships at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra. I work on investigating novel methods to objectively assess visual function using pupil responses to discrete visual stimuli in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). My primary focus is on eye-health education and eye diagnostics.
Specifically, I am engaged in developing optimal stimulus properties to improve the signal to noise ratio and diagnostic accuracy of multifocal pupillographic objective perimetry (mfPOP) in retinal disease. My PhD thesis, entitled “Multifocal Pupillography in Age-related Maculopathy” presented new information regarding the topographic characteristics and processing of different types of visual information by the pupillary response system, and assessed the clinical efficacy of new stimulus variants in early to advanced stages of AMD. SONce then I have focused on methods related to diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease, AMD and concussion. I have also examined Quality of Life issues and their correlation with retinal structure variables in AMD patients, and also aspects of recognition of faces and expressions in those persons.