Project Leader, Clinical Research
Bionic Vision Australia
Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology
The University of Melbourne
In addition to his appointments at the University of Melbourne, Professor Crowston holds a medical appointment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and is Managing Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA). He also runs the Glaucoma Research Laboratory at CERA, actively engaging in translational research from the molecular and cellular level through to clinical studies. He was recently appointed Associate Executive Vice President of the World Glaucoma Association.
In 2009, Professor Crowston was appointed a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow. In 2008, he was recognised with the Excellence in Teaching award from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
In 2006, Professor Crowston was appointed Professor of Glaucoma at the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology.
Professor Crowston was previously appointed to the faculty at the Hamilton Glaucoma Centre at the University of California, San Diego after continuing his subspecialty training in glaucoma there on fellowship. Prior to that, Professor Crowston held a fellowship at Westmead Hospital, NSW. He completed ophthalmology registrar training at Moorfield's Eye Hospital in London.
Professor Crowston’s research is currently focused on neurodegeneration of the retina and optic nerve as well as the impact of aging on the optic nerve. He receives research funding from a wide range of sources including NHMRC and the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia and maintains active research collaborations with partners across Australia, in New Zealand, the US, Germany, Singapore and the UK.
MBBS (Royal Free Hospital), BSc (Immunopathology) (Royal Free Hospital), PhD (Ophthalmology) (University College)