Master of Optometry - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2014
Bachalor of Science (Honours) in Optometry - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2008
Dr. Terry Ho is a Lecturer at the University of Canberra, an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW Sydney, and a Fellow of America Academy of Optometry. Terry is currently building on his background in Evidence-Based Healthcare Delivery, Patient-Centred Outcomes, Public Health and Vision and Ageing research.
He has held leading roles in overseeing and managing multiple Government-funded projects, covering evidence-based healthcare delivery, health economics and patient-centred outcomes research over the last 3 years after the completion of his PhD in UNSW. He has sophisticated in managing and leading research projects in various study designs, including observational studies, randomized clinical trials, data linkage analysis and systematic literature reviews. As an early career researcher, he has published 21 peer-review papers in epidemiology, evidence-based healthcare delivery and quality of clinical practice guidelines on highly ranked international journals (e.g., Ophthalmology, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle). His scholarly contribution is recognized as the School of Optometry Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Terry has also dedicated to contribute to the research community and his recent peer review for TVST has been recognised as "Exceptionally Good Review", an assessment given to only a few of the most thoughtful, expert and helpful reviews received by the journal in 2021.
Terry has also shown an excellence in scientific communication, which is evident by the first place in the 3 Minutes Thesis competition at the Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase 2016 and first place in the Vice Chancellors Research Pitch Challenge 2017. He has obtained a Research Student Award in UNSW Sydney “for helping to create a lively research environment and supportive social atmosphere among their student cohort”. Currently, he is a committee member of the Vision ACTion Seminar Committee which organizes regular scientific meetings to facilitate knowledge exchange between global researchers and engage stakeholders such as patient groups to advocate optometric and ophthalmological research.
2023 Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, 2023
PolyU School of Optometry Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement, PolyU, 2022
Global Talent (subclass 858) Visa, Department of Home Affairs, Australian Government, 2021
Recognized as “Hot Topic” for the paper presentation at the ARVO scientific meeting, 2021
ARVO Foundation Travel Grant, ARVO, 2021
Recognized as “Exceptional Reviewer” in evaluating a manuscript submitted to the journal Translation Vision Science & Technology (TVST), 2021
Johnson & Johnson Vision Student Travel Fellowship, American Academy of Optometry, 2018
UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship, UNSW Sydney, 2018
Medibank International Conference and Fieldwork Grants, UNSW Sydney, 2018
Best poster of the Ophthalmology Network’s Eye Forum: Eyes on the Future 2017, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, 2017
Winner of Vice-Chancellor’s Research Pitch Challenge Category: Delegate’s Choice, 2017 Higher Education Conference, Universities Australia, 2017
First Place in Three Minute Thesis Competition, Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase 2016, Ingham Institute, 2016
Research Student Award, Postgraduate Council, UNSW Sydney, 2016
Annual Progress Review Best Video, UNSW Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney, 2016
Teaching Fellowship Award, UNSW Sydney, 2016-2017
Tuition Fee Scholarship, UNSW Sydney, 2015-2018
Terry's research interests includes Health Service Research, Evidence-Based Healthcare Delivery, Patient-Centred Outcomes, Public Health and Vision and Ageing research.