We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our team and contribute to world class research in the UNSW School of Optometry & Vision Science, ranked 2nd globally for research impact.

Project Title: The Eye as a Window to the Brain

Project Synopsis

  • This project aims to examine the capabilities of vision and fundus examinations for providing insights into physical, psychological and cognitive health in older adults.
  • The PhD candidate will be supported by a multidisciplinary team including optometrists, psychiatrists, and computer science/ biomedical engineers.
  • This opportunity will include working with State-of-the-Art technology including advanced ocular imaging and artificial intelligence.

Project Team

The core team will include Dr Jessie Huang-Lung, Dr Angelica Ly and Prof Lisa Keay.

Applicant’s discipline and research background

  • Desirable: Registration with the Optometry Board of Australia

Available Scholarship Funding Sources:

  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship worth $35,000 per annum for 3.5 years (tax exempt)
  • UNSW Top-up Scholarship worth $10,000 to $15,000 per annum (tax exempt)


To find out if you are eligible for the PhD program and Scholarship application process, please complete the following online form, making sure you upload all the requested and required documentation. 

Closing Date: Apply now to start in Term 3, September 2023. Applications for Scholarships close on 05 May 2023.

For more information contact: jessie.huang@unsw.edu.au