Mr Thomas Naduvilath
Adjunct Associate Professor

Mr Thomas Naduvilath

PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, 2003

Master of Science in Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, University of Madras, 1994

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Loyola College, University of Madras, 1992

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Dr. Thomas Naduvilath is an adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS), UNSW and manager of Information Sciences the Brien Holden Vision Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience in biostatistics and epidemiology, particularly in the area of optometry and ophthalmology. 

Thomas was awarded a PhD from University of Newcastle, Australia in 2003 for his work in clinical epidemiology and biostatistical modelling of corneal infiltrative events associated with contact lens wear. Prior to his PhD, he worked as a biostatistician at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, India. Currently at the Brien Holden Vision Institute, his work focusses on statistical modelling of myopia in children and young adults. He has contributed significantly to design and analysis of large population based studies such as Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease study, National contact lens penetrance study in Australia and NZ, several myopia progression trials in China and cross sectional surveys in south-east Asia. He is currently co-investigator of myopia multi-ethnic study in children across four countries. He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in the optometry and ophthalmology fields. Beyond statistical analysis, he designed and managed the development of a comprehensive data management system for optometry research, which is currently used in Australia, China, Vietnam and India and co-supervises multiple PhD candidates.

School of Optometry and Vision Science

Recipient of International post-graduate research scholarship, Australia 1999-2003

Recipient of best outgoing student, MSc. Biostatistics, University of Madras, 1994.

Thomas' research focusses on modelling, predicting and monitoring myopia in children and young adult, which include assessing treatment options and risk factors for myopia. 

Other interests include improving data capture systems for research and developing online tools for prediction and monitoring of myopia.   

My Research Supervision

PhD: Myopia and circadian rhythms

PhD: Role of pupillary responses in myopia

PhD: Progression of myopia in young adults