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Optometry Virtually Connected 2023
Optometry Virtually Connected 2023
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Dr Dr Kate Gifford - Live Speaker

Peer Educator, Director, Myopia Profile; Research Fellow - QUT

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Dr Kate Gifford is an internationally renowned clinician-scientist and peer educator from Queensland, Australia, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Graduating from QUT in 2003 with First Class Honours and a University Medal, Kate completed her PhD on contact lens optics and binocular vision in myopia in 2018, holds four professional fellowships, over 70 peer reviewed and professional publications and has presented over 150 conference lectures across the world. Kate is co-founder of the world-leading educational platform Myopia Profile, which assists practitioner management and raises public awareness of childhood myopia. Kate is also the Chair of the Clinical Management Guidelines Committee of the International Myopia Institute and lead author on the landmark white paper published in 2019.