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 and the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW.

Title: The ORBIT CADASIL Study: OculaR Biomarkers from spatial Image analysis Techniques for CADASIL

Project Synopsis

  • This project aims to focus on identifying the ocular changes individuals with the disease, CADASIL and determine their prognostic potential using a novel spatial image analysis technique
  • The PhD candidate will be supported by a multidisciplinary team including vision scientists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, neuropsychiatrists and neuroscientists
  • This opportunity will include working with State-of-the-Art ocular imaging technologies.

Project Team

The core team will include Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith, Dr Danit Saks, Dr Jessie Huang-Lung.

Applicant’s discipline and research background

Desirable (but not essential):

  • Qualification and/or equivalent knowledge/experience in the field of vision science or neuroscience
  • Previous knowledge and/or experience in image analysis
  • Registration with the Optometry Board of Australia

Available Scholarship Funding Sources:

  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship worth $37,684 per annum for 3.5 years (tax exempt)
  • UNSW Top-up Scholarship worth $10,000 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, 9 September 2024. Applications for Scholarships close on 26 April 2024.

For more information contact: Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith