The Power List 2018
Deputy Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia and Deputy Head, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne; and Senior Medical Retinal Specialist, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia
Robyn is one of the leading experts in AMD and is well respected for her work on early prognostic markers; she was one of the first to define nascent geographic atrophy through OCT. Her career highlights include receiving the NHMRC Research Excellence Award Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship, a top-ranked female research fellowship in clinical medicine and science, in 2016.
What inspires you?
“The loyalty and faith that patients put in us to do our best for them and continue researching towards advances that will help them. This inspires me to keep researching despite the time it takes to translate any new knowledge into actual tangible patient benefits. The amazing research advances made in the past decade for neovascular AMD inspires me to think that in one lifetime it is possible to make enormous advances that influence the quality of life of many millions of people now and into the future.”