Professor Andrew Turpin

Professor Andrew Turpin is Chair of Ophthalmic Data at the Lions Eye Institute jointly appointed at Curtin University. His current research interests include application of computer science principles and methods to the collection and analysis of data related to eye health care. This includes new diagnostic techniques (visual field testing and retinal image analysis), advanced clinical data management systems (data presentation and AI), organisation of clinical systems to facilitate research, remote and telehealth care for vision (including home monitoring of vision), computational models of retinal biology and fundamental understanding of the human vision system.

Education/academic qualifications/roles responsibilities

Academic qualifications

  • 11/2022 – current: Chair of Ophthalmic Data at the Lions Eye Institute
  • 2010 – 2022: Associate Professor (Computing and Information Systems)


  • 11/2022 – current: Lions Eye Institute and Curtin University
  • 2010 – 2022: University of Melbourne
  • 2005 – 2010: RMIT University
  • 2001-2005: Curtin University
  • 1999 – 2001: Oregon Health & Sciences University and Devers Eye Institute, Portland Oregon
  • 1991 – 1993: Swiss Re (Actuarial Assistant)

Research Activity

Andrew completed his PhD in computer science at The University of Melbourne and postdoctoral position at Devers Eye Institute and OHSU in Portland Oregon before commencing his academic career as a Lecturer at Curtin. He left Curtin to take up an ARC QEII Fellowship at RMIT University, and then an ARC Future Fellowship at The University of Melbourne. He worked as a staff member at Melbourne for 13 years until November 2022, where he took up the Chair position in Perth he now currently holds.

See his Google Scholar profile for more information: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=lCZblDwAAAAJ

Leading publications

  • 2018: Bedggood, P., F. Tanabe, A. M. McKendrick, A. Turpin, A. J. Anderson, and B. V. Bui.. “Optic nerve tissue displacement during mild intraocular pressure elevation: its relationship to central corneal thickness and corneal hysteresis.” Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 38 (4). Inpress.
  • 2020: Wall, M., E. J. Lee, R. J. Wanzek, L. X. Chong, and A. Turpin.. “Temporal wedge defects in glaucoma: structure/function correlation with threshold automated perimetry of the full visual field.” Journal of glaucoma 29 (3). Inpress.
  • 2021: Srinivasan, R., A. Turpin, and A. M. McKendrick.. “Contrast sensitivity on 1/F noise is more greatly impacted by older age for the fovea than parafovea.” Optometry and Vision Science 98 (4). Inpress.
  • 2003: Beck, R. W., P. S. Moke, A. H. Turpin, F. L. Ferris III, J. P. SanGiovanni, C. A. Johnson, E. E. Birch, D. L. Chandler, T. A. Cox, and R. C. Blair.. “A computerized method of visual acuity testing: adaptation of the early treatment of diabetic retinopathy study testing protocol.” American journal of ophthalmology 135 (2). Inpress.
  • 2006: Turpin, A., and F. Scholer. 2006. “User performance versus precision measures for simple search tasks.”
  • 2007: Puglisi, S. J., W. F. Smyth, and A. H. Turpin.. “A taxonomy of suffix array construction algorithms.” acm Computing Surveys (CSUR) 39 (2). Inpress.

See his Google Scholar profile for more information: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=lCZblDwAAAAJ

Professor Andrew Turpin
Professor Andrew Turpin


Areas of Expertise
  • Data engineering and data science
  • Optometry and ophthalmology

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