Leading ophthalmologist, Associate Professor Angus Turner, was among seven people to be recognised in the 2019 Western Australian of the Year awards in early June.
A Director of Outback Vision, Dr Turner is actively involved in delivering specialist outreach services to remote and Indigenous communities in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Goldfields, Great Southern, and South West regions. Dr Turner’s vision is to establish a regional hub in Broome to help service patients from Karratha to Kununurra, a vision he wrote about in mivision in 2018.
Dr Turner’s vision is to establish a regional hub in Broome to help service patients from Karratha to Kununurra
As an Associate Professor at University of Western Australia, Dr Turner is engaged in a number of research projects at the Lions Eye Institute, focusing on service delivery for remote and Indigenous people. Dr Turner is also an ophthalmology teacher for the Rural Clinical School and a mentor to ophthalmology students.
In addition to his work at home, he regularly has volunteered his expertise to communities in South Africa, holding fundraising events to pay for the equipment and medicine he takes with him.