- Professor David Atchison
Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Optometry - CDA
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- Optometry and Ophthalmology
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Doctor of Science (Queensland University of Technology), PhD (The University of Melbourne), MSc(Optom) (The University of Melbourne), BSc (The University of Melbourne)
- Professional memberships
Colour vision, Eye - focusing system of the eye, Optics of the eye & corrective lenses, Optometry, Sunglasses, colour blindness, ocular aberrations
Following completion of his PhD in 1983, Professor Atchison worked as a research officer for the Australian spectacle lens manufacturer, SOLA.
He joined QIT (now QUT) in 1985 and is now a Professor in the School of Optometry. For over 25 years he has been involved in the teaching and research of visual optics.
Professor Atchison has co-authored two books and published 160 papers in refereed journals of Optics, Visual Optics, Ophthalmology and Optometry.
- the optics of the eye and its effects on visual performance
- the optical design of spectacle contact and intraocular lenses
- colour vision.
Professor Atchison has obtained several ARC and NHMRC grants. He was awarded the Garland W. Clay award for the best clinically relevant paper published by the American Academy of Optometry for 1979.
He was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2003, and was awarded the Doctor of Science degree in 2004 for his researches in Ophthalmic and Visual Optics.
He has refereed papers for 25 international journals and is a topical editor for Applied Optics and Clinical and Experimental Optometry.
- GradCertEd (Higher Education)
- accredited teacher with the Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA).
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.