Mr Jeremy Chung Bo Chiang
Associate Lecturer

Mr Jeremy Chung Bo Chiang

PhD, 2023

BOptom (Hons), BSc, 2016

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

I am an Associate Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health. I am also an alumnus of the school and 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 will be embarking on a Postdoctoral Research Associate role at Aston University exploring the use of ocular surface imaging in dry eye disease, particularly corneal nerve imaging with Professor James Wolffsohn and his dry eye disease team.

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

  • Tow Awards Travel Grant and Early Career Division winner, Prince of Wales Hospital, 2022
  • Tow Awards PhD Top Up Scholarship, Prince of Wales Hospital, 2022
  • HDR completion Scholarship, UNSW, 2022
  • Development and Research Training Grant, UNSW, 2022
  • Student Travel Grant, International Society for Contact Lens Research, 2022
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Support Scholarship, UNSW, 2022
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, UNSW, 2021
  • 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
  • Faculty of Science Summer Vacation Research Scholarship, 2014
  • Maki Shiobara Scholarship, 2014

  • 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, 2020
  • Best presentation in Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Science 1 Minute Thesis Competition and Postgraduate Showcase, UNSW, 2020
  • 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
  • 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 ocular surface imaging, particularly corneal nerves in dry eye disease. This stems from my experience with corneal nerve imaging in systemic neurological conditions including peripheral neuropathies caused by neurotoxic cancer treatments and diabetes. My PhD research was 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 ( 

Professional Affiliations

  • Young Investigator, International Society of Eye Research (ISER), 2021-current
  • Member-In-Training, ARVO, 2019-current
  • Student Member, American Academy of Optometry, 2019-current
  • Member, Optometry Australia, 2016-current
  • Member, Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society, 2015-current

My Teaching

  • Associate Lecturer, OPTM3201 Ocular Imaging and Applied Vision Science, UNSW, 2023-current
  • Master of Clinical Optometry program admission interviewer, UNSW, 2022
  • Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) examiner, UNSW, 2022
  • Clinical supervisor, Primary Care Optometry Clinic, UNSW, 2020-2022
  • Mentor for Higher Degree Research and medical students, UNSW, 2020-current
  • Optometry clinical and preclinical tutor (OPTM 6422 Clinical Optometry - Contact Lens Strand, OPTM3133 Vision Science in the Consulting Room, VISN1111 Geometrical and Physical Optics), UNSW, 2015-2020