Professor Lisa Keay is Head of the School of Optometry and Vision Science and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She has developed links with government, community organisations and other stakeholders to identify key, policy-relevant research questions and to answer them with high quality research. Her research tackles the two major causes of injury to older people: falls and road traffic injuries. Her...view more
Professor Lisa Keay is Head of the School of Optometry and Vision Science and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She has developed links with government, community organisations and other stakeholders to identify key, policy-relevant research questions and to answer them with high quality research. Her research tackles the two major causes of injury to older people: falls and road traffic injuries. Her work in road safety led to an ARC funded evaluation of a program to promote safe mobility for older drivers in 2014 with 4-year follow-up in 2017. Her NHMRC funded trial evaluating targeted falls prevention for older people with vision impairment and blindness is in progress and new work is planned evaluating expedited cataract surgery and integrated refractive management to prevent falls in the larger number of older people with cataract. She has acted in formal advisory roles to government agencies, regularly engages with the media and has held executive roles in peak bodies to translate her research into policy and practice. Innovative strategies are being comprehensively evaluated which stand to prevent injury and make a difference to the lives of many older Australians.
- Contact lens related infection: epidemiology, microbiology and microbial pathogenesis, resistance to antimicrobials
- Ageing and road safety
- Cost-effectiveness of cataract surgery
- Cost-effectiveness of low vision services
- Epidemiology of eye injuries
- Falls risk and low vision
- Innovative models of eyecare delivery
- Mental health and low vision
- Quality of eye care, evidence-based practice, health systems research
- School vision screening
1993, BOptom, UNSW Sydney
2006, PhD, UNSW Sydney
2010, Masters of Public Health, UNSW Sydney
2016, Research Supervisor Award: Associate Professor Lisa Keay for outstanding effort as a postgraduate research supervisor. Sydney Local Health District
2016, Best paper by a new researcher awarded to Alexandra Hall. A Hall, C Ho, L Keay, K McCaffery, K Hunter, J Charlton, L Bilston, A Hayen, J Brown. Australiasian Road Safety Conference.
2015, US National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Award for Best Abstract for an oral presentation. L Keay, A Palagyi, V Do, A White E Lamoureux, R Ivers, K Pesudovs, F Stapleton, S Boufous, P McCluskey. Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Sydney, Australia.
2014, Scientific Committee Judged Poster Prize at the 47th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference for A Coxon, L Keay, A Chevalier, j Brown, E Clarke, S Boufous, A Bundy and R Ivers. 47th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Adelaide, Australia
2013, Best AAG Student member presentation for K Coxon, C Allan, L Peattie, A Chevalier, R Ivers, S Boufous, A Bundy, L Keay. National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing. Sydney, Australia
2012, Garland W Clay Awardees. American Academy of Optometry, F Stapleton, L Keay, I Jalbert and N Cole.
2010, Best Poster, Australasian Road Safety, Policing and Education Conference, Canberra, Australia
2009, Irving Fatt Memorial Lecture, British Contact Lens Association
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD
- Providing falls prevention to older people with vision loss - a community based approach
- Cost effectiveness and cost utility analysis of orientation and mobility services for people with blindness and low vision
- Community-based eye care (C-EYE-C) in Western Sydney, providing integrated care to older people and vulnerable populations with chronic eye disease
- Epidemiology of pediatric eye conditions in India and evaluation of refractive services
- Surgical and refractive managment of cataract to minimise falls risk
- Eye injuries and their prevention
- The rate of cataract surgery in New south Wales and relationship to health status