Mr Jeremy Chung Bo Chiang
Casual Academic

Mr Jeremy Chung Bo Chiang

BOptom (Hons), BSci 

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

I am a UNSW Sydney alumnus who graduated with the University Medal from the School of Optometry and Vision Science. I have worked as a clinical optometrist in both private and corporate practice, with interests in advanced multimodal ocular imaging, managing ocular surface and tear film dysfunction as well as collaborative multidisciplinary patient care.

I am currently conducting my PhD research in the topic of in-vivo corneal confocal microscopy and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy supervised by Dr Maria Markoulli, Professor Arun V Krishnan and Professor David Goldstein. The program is undertaken at the School of Optometry and Vision Science in collaboration with the IN FOCUS Study cancer research group based at the Prince of Wales Hospital (https://www.infocusstudy.org.au/). 

Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales Level 3 North Wing Rupert Myers Building, Gate 14 Barker Street, UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

  • U21 Global Citizenship, Common Purpose & Universitas 21, 2020. 
  • NSW Branch Scholarship for Australian Public Health Conference 2020, Public Health Association of Australia, 2020.
  • Best presentation in the Annual Progress Review Conference for Higher Degree Research Students, School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney, 2020.
  • Best presentation in Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Science 1 Minute Thesis Competition and Postgraduate Showcase, UNSW Sydney, 2020. 
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) International Travel Grant, 2020 ARVO Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 2020
  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship, 2019 
  • The Bachelor of Optometry/Bachelor of Science Program Prize, 2017
  • University Medal in Optometry and Vision Science, 2017
  • The CooperVision Australia Prize for Optometry, 2016
  • The Essilor Australia Pty Limited Prize for Ocular Therapeutics, 2015
  • The Essilor Australia Pty Limited Prize for Optics, 2015
  • Faculty of Science Summer Vacation Research Scholarship, 2014
  • Maki Shiobara Scholarship, 2014
  • Specsavers Prize for best performance in 2nd year Optometry courses, 2014
  • Dean's List for Academic Excellence Award 2012 & 2013
  • Ian Sommervaille Award, 2012

My research focuses on utilising the ocular surface as a more accessible way of detecting systemic issues such as nerve damage from chronic metabolic conditions or neurotoxicity. More specifically, my investigations include: 

  • Ocular surface discomfort and dysfunction in chemotherapy 
  • Corneal nerves and tear neuropeptide analysis in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy 
  • Dendritic cells and presumed nerve sprouting regions in axonal polyneuropathies 
  • The effect of exercise on corneal nerves and tear neuropeptides in patients with peripheral neuropathy post-treatment with neurotoxic chemotherapy 

Professional Affiliations

  • 2020 - Current   Member of Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
  • 2019 - Current   Member-In-Training, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • 2019 - Current   Student Member of American Academy of Optometry (AAOPT)
  • 2016 - Current   Member of Optometry Australia (OA)
  • 2015 - Current   Member of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS)
  • 2016 - 2020       Member of Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA)
  • 2014 - 2016       Student Member of the Australian College of Optometry (ACO)