National Research Advisor
Professor Paul Mitchell (National Research Advisor) – MBBS, MD, PhD, FRANZCO, FROphth, FAFPHM
Professor Paul Mitchell is a leading retinal ophthalmologist and international speaker on macular degeneration. Professor Mitchell is Head of vision research at the Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research, head of the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Sydney, Director of the Eye Centre at Westmead Hospital and a world expert in the epidemiology of macular degeneration.
He conducted the world renowned Blue Mountains Eye Studies which provided unique information about the incidence of the disease in an Australian population, including proving the link between smoking and macular degeneration.
Professor Mitchell is the Macular Disease Foundation Australia's National Research Advisor and provides information on relevant statistics relating to macular degeneration.