Public Health and Health Systems Research Group

The Public Health and Health Systems Research Group at the School of Optometry and Vision Science is a diverse group of researchers united by our common goals of:

  • Preventing vision impairment by improving access to eye care 
  • Expanding innovative and cost-effective models of eye care delivery
  • Enhancing independence and quality of life of people affected by vision loss
  • Promoting evidence-based and patient-centred eye care

 

Key skills and expertise within this research group include:

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Health Systems Research
  • Implementation Science
  • Advisory to government and peak professional bodies
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Currently, our major areas of research include:

  • Epidemiology of eye diseases in Australia
  • Epidemiology of corneal and contact lens related infection
  • Health outcomes and community costs of eye infections
  • Measurement of quality, access and delivery of eye care, including by disadvantaged populations, school age children and people with low vision
  • Continuing education in optometry
  • Access to public cataract services 
  • Mental health services for people with vision loss
  • Innovative models of eye care delivery including collaborative and integrated care for chronic eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy

 

Our Researchers

Lisa Keay

Role: Head of School

Phone: +61 2 9385 5372

Email: z9392143@unsw.edu.au

Office: Level 3, Room 3.003 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Isabelle Jalbert

Role: Associate Professor

Phone: +61 2 9385 9816

Email: i.jalbert@unsw.edu.au

Office: Room 3.029 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Fiona Stapleton

Role: Scientia Professor

Phone: +61 2 9385 4375

Email: f.stapleton@unsw.edu.au

Office: Room 3.054 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Blanka Golebiowski

Role: Associate Professor

Phone: +61 2 9385 4502

Email: b.golebiowski@unsw.edu.au

Office: Room 3.005 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Kathleen Watt

Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +61 2 9385 4639

Email: kathleen.watt@unsw.edu.au

Office: Optometry Clinic, Rupert Myers Building (North wing) UNSW Kensington 2052

Michael Kalloniatis

Role: Professor

Phone: +61 2 8115 0710

Email: mkalloniatis@unsw.edu.au

Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

Barbara Zangerl

Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +61 2 8115 0793

Email: bzangerl@unsw.edu.au

Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

Angelica Ly

Role: Associate Lecturer

Phone: +61 2 8115 0746

Email: aly@cfeh.com.au

Office: Centre for Eye Health UNSW, Kensington 2052

Lisa Dillon

Role: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: z3530325@unsw.edu.au

Office: Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Jessie Huang

Role: Research Fellow

Email: jessie.huang@unsw.edu.au

Office: Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Contact us

If you have an inquiry, please email Jessie Huang at jessie.huang@unsw.edu.au