Catalogue Number: 1291
Dr Alan W Johnston AM with Dr Shi
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Colour photograph of Dr Alan W Johnston 126 mm W x 101 mm D with Dr Ming Guang Shi an academic ophthalmologist from China.
Historical Significance: Alan Johnston graduated in optometry at the University of Melbourne in 1963. He went into private practice but returned to do a Masters degree and then a PhD degree. He was a research fellow funded by the Australian Road Research Board in Professor Cole's ergonomics laboratory while enrolled as a PhD student. He was appointed lecturer in the Department of Optometry in 1974 and was highly regarded as a clinical teacher and an expert in low vision. He served as Clinic administrator for some years and as Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Science. He became an Associate Professor and resigned in 2000 to enter private practice. Associate Professor Johnston's expertise in low vision caused him to be invited to China to lecture to Chinese ophthalmologists under sponsorship of the World Health Organisation on several occasions.This lead to Dr Shi spending a year in the VCO working with Dr Johnston. Dr Shi was from the Department of Ophthalmology, Second Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou PRC.
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Condition: Good but color rendition is poor
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 3