I am an Associate Professor and Director of Research in QUT’s School of Optometry and Vision Science. Following, the completion of my undergraduate optometry training in 1997, I worked in clinical optometry practice for 6 years, before returning to QUT to complete a PhD examining “Corneal topography and the morphology of the palpebral fissure”. Since the award of my PhD in 2006, I have been involved in a wide scope of research activities, with a feature of this work being the use of high resolution optical imaging techniques to broaden our understanding of the normal anatomical and physiological properties of the anterior and posterior eye and changes associated with human myopia. In 2015 I was awarded the “Zeiss Young Investigator Award in Myopia Research” for distinguished contributions to the myopia research field. The primary focus of my current research is to better understand the ocular and environmental factors underlying human myopia.