Dr Alan W Johnston AM

Catalogue Number: 423
Dr Alan W Johnston AM
Category: Photographs
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1972
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Black and white photograph 120 mm W x 96 mm D of Alan Johnston (note the thumbnail photo is similar to but not the same as the one in the album)
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 well 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 was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contributions to low vision care. He became an Associate Professor and resigned in 2000 to enter private practice. This photograph was taken when he was a Research Fellow and a PhD student. The apparatus was for the study of visual distraction. The research subject is Inese Dalins, an optometrist
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 1

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