Associate Professor Angus Turner is the McCusker Director of Lions Outback Vision. This service delivery and research unit focuses on areas of unmet need servicing regional locations and Indigenous communities.
He has established the specialist mobile clinic – Lions Outback Vision Van which serves 20 remote communities with state-of-the-art facilities. More recently, he has relocated with a team to be based in the northwest where research and advocacy has been translated into a regional hub known as the Kimberley Hub which services the northwest of the state.
Associate Professor Turner has been an internationally recognised pioneer of teleophthalmology and established a service that spans regional Western Australia.
Education/academic qualifications/roles responsibilities
- MBBS (hons) Medicine – University of Western Australia
- MSc (Oxon) Evidence-based medicine – University of Oxford
- FRANZCO – Opthalmology training – Melbourne
- Western Australian of the Year – Professions Award 2019
- Australian of the Year – Finalist 2019
- 40under40 – First among equals – 2015
Collaborative care between health professionals to ensure people living in areas of need have access to eye care to prevent blindness. Using telehealth and harnessing the capacity for ocular imaging are a key focus. Artificial intelligence to help detection and treatment of common eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy are areas of study.