Centre for Eye Health Research Group


Welcome to the CFEH research group situated at UNSW Sydney.

The Centre for Eye Health is a joint initiative between Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and UNSW, Sydney and provides state-of-the-art advanced imaging diagnostic and disease management services to patients free of charge. CFEH has amassed a large database of over 50,000 patients, most of whom have suspected or confirmed ocular disease.  This provides a unique opportunity for research

Research at the Centre has two primary goals - to develop new methods of detecting ocular disease earlier and also to evolve new referral pathways facilitating early detection.

Current projects at the Centre include:

  • Using advanced imaging technologies in early detection and management of these eye diseases
  • Developing new clinical tests and refining existing tests to improve early detection of eye disease
  • Using pattern recognition to develop automated methods to assess clinical data
  • Developing new referral pathways to create efficiencies in public health ophthalmology services
  • Assessing the effectiveness of collaborative patient management paradigms

CFEH researchers have published their findings in international journals and presented at several prestigious international conferences, including The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthlamology (ARVO) meeting, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meeting and the Imaging and Perimetry Society (IPS) symposium.

For more information, please visit the CFEH website

For current updates on CFEH research see the CFEH facebook page

Our Researchers

Professor Michael Kalloniatis

Role: Professor

Phone: +61 2 8115 0710
Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

Associate Professor Sieu Khuu

Role: Associate Professor

Phone: +61 2 9385 4620
Office: Level 3, Room 3.028, Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Dr Barbara Zangerl

Role: Research Associate

Phone: +61 2 8115 0793
Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052
Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith

Role: Research Associate

Phone: +61 2 8115 0791
Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

Dr Angelica Ly

Role: Lead Clinician (Macula) and Integrated Care Coordinator

Phone: +61 2 8115 0746
Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

Dr Jack Phu

Role: Lead Clinician (Glaucoma)

Phone: +61 2 8115 0792
Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

Contact Us 

For all enquiries please contact:
School of Optometry and Vision Science
UNSW Sydney
Telephone: +61 2 8115 0710