Staff

  • Professor Hugh R Taylor AC

    Harold Mitchell Professor of Indigenous Eye Health

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: h.taylor@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 9140 Profile: Find an Expert

    Melbourne Laureate Professor Hugh Taylor is the Harold Mitchell Professor of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne. Previously he was Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne and the Founding Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia Prior to that, he was a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with joint appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and International Health. Professor Taylor's research interests include blindness prevention strategies, infectious causes of blindness and the development of health policy. His current work particularly focuses on Aboriginal eye health and the elimination of trachoma. Professor Taylor has written 30 books and reports including a recent book on trachoma, and more then 600 scientific papers. He has received multiple international awards and prizes. In 2001, he was made a Companion in the Order of Australia. He is President - Elect of the International Council of Ophthalmology, former Vice President of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, and Deputy Chairman for Vision 2020 Australia.

  • Mitchell D Anjou AM

    Senior Research Fellow, BScOptom MScOptom FACO

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: manjou@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 9324 Profile: Find an Expert

    Mitchell Anjou is an optometrist and public health practitioner whose motivating professional interest is the provision of eye care for people who have difficulty realising care. Mitchell is a Senior Research Fellow, Academic Specialist in the Indigenous Eye Health group. After completing his optometry and research masters degrees, he worked for the Australian/Victorian College of Optometry for over twenty years as Clinic Director and Senior Fellow in the Optometry Department of the University of Melbourne. Mitchell served for over 10 years on the Optometrist Registration Board of Victoria and is now an appointed member of the Registration and Notifications Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry, founding member of the Public Health Optometry Group, Director of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand and was honoured in 2013 as a Member in the Order of Australia award for significant service to optometry and public health.

  • Jasmin Boys

    Administration Assistant

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: jasmin.boys@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 0813

    Jasmin joined The University of Melbourne in 2014 as the Administration Assistant at Onemda and has worked at Indigenous Eye Health since 2015. She has a background in both administration and sales.

  • Judy Carrigan

    Research Administrator, BScHons

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: judithc@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 9320

    Judy Carrigan completed a BScHons PhD at Monash University and a BA at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining the Indigenous Eye Health group in 2008, she worked for Professor Hugh Taylor at the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology and Centre for Eye Research Australia at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital. Judy's role as Research Administrator in the IEH involves assisting Professor Taylor with his work and the administration of the Group's activities.

  • Rachael Ferguson

    Multimedia Administrator

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: rlf@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 9035 8243

    Rachael Ferguson joined Indigenous Eye Health in 2010 as Multimedia Administrator. Rachael has a Diploma of Arts - Applied Photography and Certificate in Vocational Photography. Having developed an interest in health promotion and social marketing, working closely on the production and distribution of The Trachoma Story Kits, her work at the IEH involves creating and developing high quality publications for educational resources, used widely for presentations, posters, printed reports, invitations, brochures and other online and media environments. Rachael is a Gold Merit Award winner for the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). In 2013 she was awarded Outstanding Poster at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference. Rachael also maintains the IEH website and social network sites; Facebook and Twitter.

  • Rosamond Gilden

    Research Assistant

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: rosamond.gilden@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 9035 6396

    Rosamond Gilden started in the role of Research Assistant with Indigenous Eye Health (IEH), University of Melbourne in June 2016. Upon completion of her masters in Orthoptics, Rosamond worked as an Orthoptist in both the public and private sector. Rosamond joined the Centre for Eye Research Australia in 2014 as Clinical Coordinator for the National Eye Health Survey. In her role with IEH, Rosamond is part of the Roadmap team that helps to support implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision.

  • Lauren Jeffs

    Research Assistant

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: lauren.jeffs@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 2657

    Lauren Jeffs started in the role of Research Assistant with Indigenous Eye Health (IEH), University of Melbourne in March 2017. Lauren works with the health promotion team to help support the elimination of trachoma in Australian by 2020. Previously Lauren worked as a Research Assistant with Menzies School of Health Research located in Darwin. Prior to that she worked as a Public Health Nutritionist in remote regions of Australia with Queensland Health and Katherine West Health Board. Lauren has a BHSc and GCertHlthProm, and is currently studying an MPH.

  • Fiona Lange

    Health Promotion Project Officer

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: flange@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 9035 8241 Profile: Find an Expert

    Fiona Lange has a BHSc and has recently completed her MPH at Melbourne University. She has an extensive background in community development, health promotion and social marketing. Fiona has worked in local Government, education, health and hospital settings developing innovative health promotion to increase access, equity and value diversity using community and arts based health promotion approaches. Fiona works with Government services, Aboriginal controlled health services, NGOs and individuals to develop engaging health promotion and multi media social marketing strategies that are being used to support the elimination of trachoma in Australian by 2020.

  • Jessie Motlik

    Research Assistant in Health Promotion

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: jessie.motlik@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 4004

    Jessie Motlik is a Kaurna Woman originally from the Adelaide Plains region, who grew up heavily involved in the community. Her background is in community development, education and health promotion. Jessie has worked in local Government, education and health settings centered around community engagement, community development and health promotion research. In the Indigenous Eye Health group, Jessie will be working with Government services, Aboriginal controlled health services, NGOs and individuals to develop engaging health promotion and multi media social marketing strategies to support the elimination of trachoma in Australia by 2020, and the prevention and management of diabetic retinopathy.

  • Philip Roberts

    Senior Research Fellow, BEc (Hons) MAppFin MPRACC CPA GAICD

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: philip.roberts@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 9320

    Philip Roberts started in the role of Senior Research Fellow with Indigenous Eye Health (IEH), University of Melbourne in October 2016. Philip previously lived in Darwin for 13 years and his most recent role was General Manager of Remote Area Health Corps – an organisation that places and supports urban based health professionals to work in remote communities in the Northern Territory. Prior to that he worked in government and economic consulting in the Territory with a strong focus on Indigenous economic development and infrastructure. In a former life, Philip worked for 16 years in banking with JP Morgan and Chase Manhattan Bank in Sydney, New York and London.

  • Nick Schubert

    Senior Research Fellow, BA GCert MA

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: nicholas.schubert@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 2698

    Nick Schubert started in the role of Senior Research Fellow with Indigenous Eye Health (IEH), University of Melbourne in January 2016. Nick has a background of rural health workforce policy and program delivery across Australia at community, state and national levels. He is also currently undertaking a part-time PhD in rural health sciences exploring global approaches to rural medical generalism. In his role with IEH, Nick is working with a number of regions and jurisdictions across Australia to support the implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision (2012), as well as working on a number of key underpinning projects in support of this work.

  • Emma Stanford

    Research Fellow

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: esta@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 9035 8255 Profile: Find an Expert

    Emma Stanford has a BA, BSc and Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science from Monash University. Emma has several years experience working in health from a government, hospital and medical research perspective. Emma has worked as a policy adviser to two Federal Health Ministers, she has worked in communications at the Royal Women's Hospital and as Executive Officer for the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes. Emma is a Research Fellow in the Indigenous Eye Health group involved in the communications, policy development, advocacy and government liaison aspects of the work of the Group.

  • Carol Wynne

    Translation Research Scholar in Health Promotion

    Indigenous Eye Health, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    Email: carol.wynne@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 3984

    Carol recently joined the Indigenous Eye Health group as Translation Research Scholar Health Promotion. Carol has a strong interest in public health and completed her MPH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2005. Carol's work experience spans a number of areas including Aboriginal health, community development, health promotion, nutrition and dietetics, and chronic disease. She has worked in numerous countries such a Australia, Ireland, South East Asia, Mongolia and Africa, in education, Aboriginal community control, local government, and NGOs, empowering through grassroots level approaches. Her work at Indigenous Eye Health focuses on the development of health promotion and social marketing strategies to improve Indigenous eye health outcomes.