Miss Ashleigh Chandra
Associate Lecturer

Miss Ashleigh Chandra

2019- current PhD Optometry and Vision Science / Public Health, UNSW Sydney

2016-2018 Master of Philosophy (Medicine), University of Sydney  

2015-2016 Graduate Diploma in Science, University of Sydney  

2011-2015 Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience), University of Sydney  

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Introducing Ashleigh J. Chandra, a doctoral student who is pursuing a PhD to investigate physical activity, falls and tailored falls prevention methods for older Australians living with vision impairment.

Ashleigh has experience in visual neuroscience and retinal anatomy and is now focusing on public health research for her PhD studies. Ashleigh’s current research will provide evidence about the effectiveness, implementation and scalability of falls prevention strategies in a community setting for older Australians living with vision impairment.

For more on Ashleigh and her current research please see here: https://bit.ly/3wffjJa 

Rupert Myers Building

University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS), Travel Grant 2018 
ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, Travel Grant, 2018 
University of Sydney Higher Degree Research Symposium, 1st Prize for Presentation 2018 
ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, Best Oral Presentation, 2017 




Melanopsin and calbindin immunoreactivity in the inner retina of humans and marmosets

AJ Chandra, SCS Lee, U Grünert

Visual Neuroscience 36

13 2019
Thorny ganglion cells in marmoset retina: Morphological and neurochemical characterization with antibodies against calretinin

AJ Chandra, SCS Lee, U Grünert

Journal of Comparative Neurology 525 (18), 3962-3974

13 2017
Australian Researchers Bridging the Gap

AJ Chandra, F Stapleton, R Mani


Exploring multimorbidity in older Australians with vision impairment: a cross-sectional study

L Dillon, A Chandra, K Rogers, L Keay

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 61 (7), 3349-3349

Melanopsin containing ganglion cells and displaced cholinergic amacrine cells in human retina express calbindin.

AJ Chandra, SCS Lee, RA Masri, U Grunert

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 59 (9), 5038-5038

Characterisation of Ganglion Cells in Human and Non-Human Primate Retinas

AJ Chandra