Researcher

Professor Konrad Pesudovs

Biography

Konrad Pesudovs undertook clinical training at Melbourne (1990), PhD at Flinders University (2000) and postdoctoral Fellowships at Bradford (UK) and Houston (USA).  From 2004-2009 he ran the NHMRC Centre for Ophthalmology Outcomes Research at Flinders University.  From 2009-2017 he was the Foundation Chair of Optometry and Vision Science at Flinders University.  In this role, he created a 5-year optometry course incorporating innovative...view more

Konrad Pesudovs undertook clinical training at Melbourne (1990), PhD at Flinders University (2000) and postdoctoral Fellowships at Bradford (UK) and Houston (USA).  From 2004-2009 he ran the NHMRC Centre for Ophthalmology Outcomes Research at Flinders University.  From 2009-2017 he was the Foundation Chair of Optometry and Vision Science at Flinders University.  In this role, he created a 5-year optometry course incorporating innovative teaching and learning strategies including integrated teaching, case-based learning and other student-centred learning strategies, e-learning, communication skills, business skills, evidence-based practice, simulation, high volume clinical exposure, clinical placements using the parallel clinical consulting model, and regional, remote and indigenous student recruitment and training strategies.  His research interest is ophthalmology outcomes research; incorporating optical, visual and patient-reported measurement into the holistic assessment of ophthalmic outcomes. A key element of this is the development of patient-reported outcome measures using Rasch analysis. He is the leader of an international project to develop item banking for measuring patient-reported outcomes in ophthalmology (the Eye-tem Bank Project). He has a strong track record in epidemiology particularly with the Global Burden of Disease Study.  He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 55 (ISI)) and made over 200 presentations at international conferences.  His career grant funding exceeds $9M.  He sits on two editorial boards and is President of the Australian College of Optometry (2016-). He has won several international awards including the Waring Medal (2006), the Borish Award (2008), the Garland Clay Award (2009, 2011) and in 2018 was named International Optometrist of the Year.

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Location

School of Optometry and Vision Science

Contact

+61 2 9385 4639