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Dr Katie Edwards

Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science

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Name
Dr Katie Edwards
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science
Discipline *
Optometry and Ophthalmology
Phone
+61 7 3138 6154
Fax
+61 7 3036 4631
Email
Location
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ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy - Optometry (University of New South Wales)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Katie Edwards is a postdoctoral research fellow with specific expertise in epidemiological and clinical investigations of the anterior eye. Dr Edwards graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Optometry in 1999.  She then worked in private optometry practice and as a research optometrist at the Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, University of New South Wales (UNSW).   She completed her PhD at UNSW in 2008 under the supervision of Prof Fiona Stapleton.  Her PhD was a population based epidemiological study investigating the incidence of and risk factors for contact lens related microbial keratitis in Australia and New Zealand.  This study was unprecedented in terms of its size and the level of cooperation from the ophthalmic and optometric professions.  In 2008, she joined the Anterior Eye Laboratory at QUT under the direction of Professor Nathan Efron as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working on translational research into ophthalmic markers of diabetic neuropathy in the LANDMark Study (Longitudinal Assessment of Neuropathy in Diabetes using novel ophthalmic Markers).  In 2013, Dr Edwards was awarded a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to further explore the natural history of changes to corneal nerves in diabetic neuropathy and in health.  Her current research interests include investigating the anterior eye as a marker of systemic disease.

Research Highlights

Anterior Eye Laboratory

This information has been contributed by Dr Katie Edwards.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.