I am a Research Fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW. I specialize in ocular microbiology, with particular interests in animals models of corneal infections, development of new therapies for keratitis, contact lens and contact lens disinfecting agents.
PhD in Optometry (University of New South Wales, 2007)
BSc in Optometry (Birla Institute of Technology, 1993)
- To understand the effects of contact lenses on the defence systems of the eye.
- Research into contact lens related corneal infection and inflammations using animal models.
- Development of novel antimicrobial therapies to help combat ocular infections and inflammation.
- Improving the safety and efficacy of contact lens related products such as multi-purpose disinfecting solutions and contact lens storage devices.
Current Research Projects
- Development of antimicrobial contact lenses
- Microbiome of contact lens cases
- Antibody microarray for detection of dry eye disease
Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- Contact lens related infection: epidemiology, microbiology and microbial pathogenesis, resistance to antimicrobials
- Dry eye: contact lens wear, innervation and symptoms, sex hormones
- Tear film biochemistry, ocular homeostasis and pathology