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Joyce Henderson Fellowship

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Joyce Henderson Fellowship

Joyce Henderson Fellowship

To attract the world’s best trainee eye doctors the Lions Eye Institute, Australia’s premier eye research institute, in conjunction with Perth Children’s Hospital, the state’s leading children’s hospital, are offering a prestigious Fellowship.

The Fellowship will appeal to talented trainees or Fellows that want to work in paediatric ophthalmology and that have a research interest in the prevention of childhood eye injury.

The position is based in Perth, Western Australia, with research and clinical time split between the Lions Eye Institute and Perth Children’s Hospital, Perth’s only children’s hospital.

The Fellowship was made possible through a $3 million endowment to the Lions Eye Institute by Joyce Henderson. The decision to transfer some of Joyce Henderson’s bequest was made following a meeting of the Trustees, with Professor David Mackey and the Lions Eye Institute’s inaugural Chair, Brian King.

Joyce Henderson was a Perth businesswoman and philanthropist, one of five children and born in in 1907 in the famous port of Fremantle WA.

If you have completed your ophthalmology training and are interested in undertaking a fellowship to help continue this important work please contact HR on recruitment@nulllei.org.au.

About Lions Eye Institute

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) is a not-for-profit centre of excellence that combines world class scientific research into the prevention of blindness with the highest level of eye care delivery.  It incorporates one of Australia’s largest ophthalmic practices, including a Day Surgery Unit and a Laser Vision Centre.  The LEI also houses the Lions Eye Bank, Lions Optics, Lions Outback Vision and the Lions Save-Sight Foundation WA.

Our activities are underpinned by a continuous improvement program and worldwide collaborative research as we strive to achieve our Vision – To prevent and cure blindness and eye disease.

Our Clinical Services are internationally recognized for providing high-quality care, a dedicated, passionate and professional team, continued investment in the latest equipment and technology, ongoing ISO 9001 accreditation and strong patient satisfaction ratings.

Our scientists work in close association with our clinicians to bring laboratory generated ideas and techniques to the level where they can be of benefit to people suffering blinding eye conditions.  Our patients benefit by receiving the most advanced treatments available anywhere in the world.

The LEI is adjacent to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre campus in Nedlands, WA. Their research centre is housed within the newly commissioned, state of the art, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research building, also on the QEII campus.

Living in Perth and Western Australia

Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city and is the capital of the thriving State of Western Australia. Voted as one of the world’s most liveable cities, with more hours of sunshine than any other Australian capital the inhabitants of Perth enjoy a climate and lifestyle that is envied by many.

The city offers a seamless combination of urban sophistication and international flavour. With the population of Western Australia growing at twice that of the national average and the State experiencing the lowest unemployment rate of all the states and territories, Perth attracts more migrants from overseas and other states than any other area in Australia.

Perth is set on the beautiful Swan River looking up to the spectacular Kings Park Botanic Gardens with beaches stretching for miles North and South. In a state that covers almost a third of Australia,

Western Australia feature many options for exploring including the Margaret River wine region and Esperance coastline to the South and to the North the ancient and varied terrain of the Kimberly and the unique coral coast with Ningaloo reef at its centre.

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