I graduated from University of NSW in Optometry in 1980. I have worked in private practice for over 30 years – including being self-employed for close to 20 of those years! I completed a music degree at the University of Western Sydney in 2012 and PhD in Vision Science at UNSW in 2017. My research has centred around the visual processing characteristics of expertise; in particular, music sight-reading expertise in relation to eye movements. My current role is Education Focused where I deliver undergraduate and postgraduate courses in clinical Optometry – specifically in Paediatric care.
The primary goal of my research is to investigate the role of innate and environmental factors in the development of visual processing expertise.
· Eye movements and visual processing
· Reading and learning difficulties in relation to vision and visual processing
· The relationship between eye tracking referrals and functional binocular vision problems in a paediatric clinic population