Barry A J Clark and Leo G Carney

Catalogue Number: 455
Barry A J Clark and Leo G Carney
Category: Photographs
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Black and white proof photograph of Leo G Carney, left, and Barry A J Clark right with Clark's photokeratoscope
Historical Significance: Barry Clark was a physicist with a Dip Mech Eng who did his MSc (1966) and PhD (1971) in the Victorian College of Optometry. He was the fourth person to obtain a PhD in the College. He continued to have a long and intimate conection with the College as a part time teacher in optics in the 1970s and research collaborator. His principal employment was with the Commonwealth Department of Defence where he headed the ergonomics group. He retired in 1996. He authored 54 refereed journal papers, about 50 DSTO reports, and about 45 conference papers, and 9 patents. He was active on Australian Standards, especially those for sunglasses, tinted windscreens and eye protection. He was the progenitor of Australian and international standards for sunglasses. For his PhD he developed a whole cornea topographer, known as the the Autocollimating Photokeratoscope and he published about 15 papers on corneal topography. See Cat No 456 for his Festschrift and more details of his career. Leo Carney graduated in optometry at the University of Melbourne in 1967 and continued his studies to complete a MScOptom and a PhD at the University of Melbourne. He was appointed lecturer in 1976. He resigned in 1985 to take up an academic post at the Ohio State University, eventually returning to Australia to take the chair in optometry at the Queensland University of Technology
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Condition: Good but prints are proof prints only
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 1

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