Lead Clinician (Diabetes and Vascular Disease)
BOptom, MOptom, GradCertOcTher
Paula’s interest in the early diagnosis of ocular diseases, imaging and diabetic retinopathy began early in her career when she worked with the Joslin Diabetes Centre’s Beetham Eye Institute in Boston. Upon her return to Australia, she worked as a staff optometrist at UNSW and concurrently took on the role of Professional Services Manager at Optometry NSW/ACT, a position she still holds today. Paula joined CFEH at its inception in 2009 and during this time has had a strong focus on the provision of both clinical services and education while also being involved in clinical research. She has been invited to speak at conferences in Australia, New Zealand and the US.