BOptom (Hons), PhD
Associate Professor Michele Madigan is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Optometry & Vision Science University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Clinical Associate Professor at the Save Sight Institute and Discipline of Ophthalmology University of Sydney. From the 1st of January 2014, Michele will become an Associate Professor at UNSW.
Michele obtained her PhD from UNSW School of Optometry & Vision Science studying physiological and ultrastructural changes in the cornea following contact lens extended wear. She trained further in electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry and tissue culture with Professor Jan Provis and Dr Philip Penfold at the Save Sight Institute, particularly in the area of age-related macular degeneration and human retinal development.
During this time Michele also developed research projects in primary eye tumours including retinoblastoma and melanoma. She is currently involved in teaching undergraduate courses in ocular anatomy & physiology and ocular diseases at UNSW. Her research work continues to include understanding the cell biology of normal ageing of the human choroid and retina and the pathogenesis of keratoconus, ocular melanoma, and age-related macular degeneration.
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