The School of Optometry and Vision Science staff were saddened to hear of the death of Micheal Knipe, AM, after an illness. Micheal had a distinguished career with roles in Optometry Australia both state and nationally, Optometry Giving Sight and Provision. He is particularly remembered by us for being instrumental in affiliation between UNSW and the Royal Hobart Hospital eye clinic. The clinic facilitated training for optometrists to gain therapeutic endorsement over more than 10 years. Micheal worked tirelessly to ensure the experience gained remained valuable to students while adapting to the needs of the clinic. His work has had a huge impact on optometry practice particularly in NSW.
He will be greatly missed.