The Public Health and Health Systems Research Group at the School of Optometry & Vision Science is a diverse group of researchers united by our common goals of:
 

  • Preventing vision impairment by improving access to eye care. 
  • Expanding innovative and cost-effective models of eye care delivery.
  • Enhancing independence and quality of life of people affected by vision loss.
  • Promoting evidence-based and patient-centred eye care.

Key skills and expertise within this research group include:

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.
  • Systematic Reviews.
  • Health Systems Research.
  • Implementation Science.
  • Advisory to government and peak professional bodies.

Our major areas of research include:

  • Epidemiology of eye diseases in Australia.
  • Epidemiology of corneal and contact lens related infection.
  • Health outcomes and community costs of eye infections.
  • Measurement of quality, access and delivery of eye care,  by disadvantaged populations, school age children and people with low vision.
  • Continuing education in optometry.
  • Access to public cataract services. 
  • Mental health services for people with vision loss.
  • Innovative models of eye care delivery including collaborative and integrated care for chronic eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Our researchers

Head of School

Lisa Keay

Phone: +61 2 9385 5372
Email: z9392143@unsw.edu.au

Office: Level 3, Room 3.003 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

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Associate Professor

Isabelle Jalbert

Phone: +61 2 9385 9816
Email: i.jalbert@unsw.edu.au

Office: Room 3.029 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

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Academic Lead, Athena SWAN, UNSW

Fiona Stapleton

Phone: +61 2 9385 4375
Email: f.stapleton@unsw.edu.au

Office: Room 3.054 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

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Associate Professor

Blanka Golebiowski

Phone: +61 2 9385 4502
Email: b.golebiowski@unsw.edu.au

Office: Room 3.005 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

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Clinic Director

Kathleen Watt

Phone: +61 2 9385 4639
Email: kathleen.watt@unsw.edu.au

Office: Optometry Clinic, Rupert Myers Building (North wing) UNSW Kensington 2052

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Professor and Director, Centre for Eye Health

Michael Kalloniatis

Phone: +61 2 8115 0710
Email: mkalloniatis@unsw.edu.au

Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

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Barbara Zangerl
Senior Lecturer

Barbara Zangerl

Phone: +61 2 8115 0793
Email: bzangerl@unsw.edu.au

Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

Senior Lecturer

Angelica Ly

Phone: +61 2 8115 0746
Email: aly@cfeh.com.au

Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

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Lisa Dillon
Postdoctoral Fellow

Lisa Dillon

Email: z3530325@unsw.edu.au

Office: Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jessie Huang-Lung

Email: jessie.huang@unsw.edu.au 

Office: Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

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Contact us

If you have an enquiry, please email Jessie Huang.