Paul Baird, PhD
I am a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne. I also head the Ocular Genetics Unit at the Centre for Eye Research (CERA) as well as being Academic Coordinator and Research Coordinator (Education) for my department and CERA. I have been awarded many national and internationally competitive grants and I am a current recipient of a prestigious and highly competitive 5-year National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship. I have published over 160 journal articles, including in top ranked journals such as Nature Genetics and Lancet and have established an expansive network of collaborations both nationally and internationally. In particular I am actively involved in international consortia through my work in AMD and co-chair of working groups. I am frequently invited to participate in, and help organize, national and international conferences and present at national and international meetings. I am a member of various committees, including the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.