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2020 H Barry Collin Research Medal Nomination Call

Optometry Australia (OA) is calling for nominations for the 2020 H Barry Collin Research Medal. Nominations must be received by 29 February 2020.

The prestigious medal recognises outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge in optics, vision science or clinical optometry by a person who is an Australian citizen or a graduate of an Australian optometry school, or who has done a significant part of his or her research in an Australian institution.

The medal is accompanied by a monetary prize of $5,000 and the recipient is required to submit a paper for publication in OA’s journal, Clinical and Experimental Optometry.

The award is named after distinguished optometrist, academic and researcher, Emeritus Professor H Barry Collin, who was Editor-in-Chief of Clinical and Experimental Optometry and received an Order of Australia for services to optometric in the South Pacific.

Professor Erica Fletcher, recipient of the 2019 medal, is a clinical optometrist and neuroscientist specialising in understanding the causes of retinal disease. She received the award for her outstanding career research on age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy.

Nominations can be made by a single person or a group and must include details of the name, position, qualifications and contact details of both the nominators and nominee.  A curriculum vitae and overview statement of no more than 1,500 words on the nature, scope and importance of the research by the nominee is also required.

The recipient of the 14th award will be announced in August 2020. Nominations must be received by 29 February 2020 to Optometry Australia Publications and Digital Manager Jess Donald via email, j.donald@optometry.org.au or mail, Optometry Australia, P.O Box 1037, South Melbourne, Vic, 3205.

Article published with permission from Optometry Australia.

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