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National Research Advisor

Professor Paul Mitchell (National Research Advisor) – MBBS, MD, PhD, FRANZCO, FRACS, FROphth, FAFPHM

Professor Paul Mitchell is a world renowned medical retinal specialist and director of the Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute.  He is also a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney and director of Ophthalmology at Westmead Hospital.

His clinical work focuses on the management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic and other vascular retinopathies and on systemic diseases and their effects on the eye. His research has targeted the epidemiology of eye disease and clinical aspects of retinal diseases.

Professor Mitchell has made significant contributions in the fields of public health and ophthalmic epidemiology via the landmark Blue Mountains Eye Study, the first, large Australian population-based study of age-related eye disease, yielding almost 300 international publications.


As National Research Advisor Professor Mitchell provides the Foundation with expertise, support and guidance on the analysis of medical and research matters.

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