Congratulations to Dr Sheela Kumaran who has been recognised with a Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) research grant. 

Dr Kumaran, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science was awarded at a ceremony at Admiralty House in Sydney on 20 May 2021 by his Excellency, the Honourable David Hurley, Governor-General of Australia.

Her research was one of eight projects funded by MDFA.  Her research project titled "Measuring the breadth and the depth of the quality-of-life impacts caused by age-related macular degeneration". This project aims to improve the way the impact of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) on quality of life is measured. This will help assess the effectiveness of various interventions. It will also help our understanding of the economic impacts of AMD.

Dr Kumaran said “It is truly exciting to get my first research grant within one year of my PhD conferral! I am very grateful to the Macular Disease Foundation Australia for the funding and am earnestly looking forward to working with Professor Konrad PesudovsProfessor Lisa Keay and Associate Professor Gerald Liew on this project that aims to improve quality of life measurement in age-related macular degeneration.”