Associate Professor Lisa Keay has been appointed as Head of School for Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Assoc. Prof. Keay will take over the role from Professor Fiona Stapleton on 1 February 2019. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Injury Division and Head of the Eye Health Program at The George Institute for Global Health within UNSW Medicine.
In an announcement to staff and colleagues, Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of Science: said, “Lisa will bring to the Faculty of Science a strong network of global research collaborators and connections to policy makers and practitioners. In line with UNSW 2025 strategic priority, Lisa leads a multidisciplinary program of research in eye health, safe mobility and health ageing for which she has successfully and continuously sought real world impact through effective engagement with legislators, government programs and policy makers.”
Prof. Johnston thanked Professor Stapleton for her contribution as Head of School for two terms. “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Fiona for her outstanding leadership. She leaves the school in excellent shape,” said Prof. Johnston.