Dr Anthea Burnett has over 10 years’ experience leading international eye health research projects. She has developed and led collaborative research projects in Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Fiji, Colombia, Malawi and Australia. These projects have investigated equity in eye care, child eye health, the quality of eye health services, affordability of eye health services or the epidemiology of vision impairment. Her research focus is on the synthesis of evidence for researchers, advocacy efforts, service providers and policy makers. Anthea completed her PhD in 2010, which developed and conducted a project that investigated the impact of vision impairment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.