Personal details

Professor Michael Collins
Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Optometry - CDA
Discipline *
Optometry and Ophthalmology
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MAppSc (Queensland University of Technology), DipAppSc (Queensland Inst. of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member of the Optometrists Association of Australia

Fellow of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


Contact lenses, Myopia, Optometry, Vision

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


Background Michael Collins is a Professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He graduated from QIT in 1977 with a Diploma of Applied Science (Optometry) and then worked as a clinical optometrist. He was appointed to the teaching staff at QIT in 1980 and went on to complete a Master of Applied Science degree in visual psychophysics in 1986 and a PhD in visual optics in 1996. His research laboratory, the Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory, commenced in 1990 and specialises in myopia and the visual and optical characteristics of the eye and contact lenses. The laboratory has graduated 23 HDR students. Research highlights Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory

This information has been contributed by Professor Michael Collins.


Professor Collins is the unit coordinator for Contact Lens Practice and manages the Contact Lens Clinics at the QUT Health Clinics.

This information has been contributed by Professor Michael Collins.


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