Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg is Head, Myopia Program and Head, Intellectual Property Manager at the Brien Holden Vision Institute and Conjoint Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, Sydney, Australia.
She was awarded her B.Opt degree from the Elite School of Optometry, Chennai, India in 1989, PhD in 1999 from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Masters in Intellectual Property in 2012 from University of Technology, Australia. Professor Sankaridurg has been researching myopia for over a decade and her interests are strategies to slow myopia as well as refractive error development. Professor Sankaridurg participated as an expert at the WHO-BHVI global meeting of myopia, 2015 and is an advisory board member and also a member of the Interventions and Harmonisation Committee, International Myopia Institute. Vision Monday named her as one of the “Women of Influence in Optical Industry Innovator section” for 2018. Professor Sankaridurg has over 80 articles in peer reviewed journals, is a co-inventor on many patents/applications, has authored several book chapters, supervised MSc and PhD students to completion and has delivered many podium presentations at national and international meetings. Her research interests include myopia onset and progression, strategies to control myopia and economic burden of myopia.