I am currently the head of the glaucoma unit at the Centre for Eye Health, University of New South Wales. As a clinician-scientist, my roles within the institute encompass clinical, research and teaching activities. My clinical activities are focussed almost exclusively on the care of patients with glaucoma, and I currently lead the Angle Closure Disease Clinic at the Centre. My research supports the delivery of clinical service with three primary arms: 1) basic science (clinical psychophysics and statistical analytical techniques), 2) clinical research (development and application of novel test paradigms in patients to compare against current clinically available tools), and 3) health care pathways (development and assessment of new modalities of eye health care delivery to optimise patient care). The emphasis of my research is clinically applicable work, with the aim of directly impacting patient care.
My research program is focussed on understanding the structural and functional effects of the ageing and diseased visual system. This research aims to devise new methods for understanding the effects of diseases of the visual pathway at various stages in order to optimise health care and appropriate interventions for patients, thereby preventing or reducing the impact of vision loss. My research is divided into three main areas:
1) Basic science and psychophysics: devising and testing a variety of visual functions in a laboratory-based setting to understand how visual functions are altered under conditions of ageing and disease
2) Clinical science and statistical methods: measurement of structural and functional effects of diseases of the visual system using clinically available instrumentation and analysing them using a variety of statistical methods
3) Health care pathways: development and evaluation of new models of providing eye health care to patients within the general community
These three areas of research work synergistically. The first arm of research in basic science develops the fundamental principles that underpin the construction of new clinical tests and analytical methods. These principles are applied into real world clinical patients in the second arm of research, as novel testing and analytical paradigms are assessed against current clinically available methods and metrics. Research participants for both basic and clinical science arms are typically recruited from the Centre for Eye Health at the University of New South Wales. The third arm of research is the implementation of the new test paradigms within nascent health care pathways. An example of this is the newly developed Angle Closure Disease Clinic that I lead at the Centre for Eye Health, specifically for patients with a variant of glaucoma.
My publication list: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=jack+phu
I have also served as a reviewer for the following peer-reviewed journals:
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