Catalogue Number: 3652
Eye health in aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Sub-Category: Published report
Author: TAYLOR Hugh Ringland
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1997
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: ? Commonwealth of Australia Printed by Better Printing Service
Description Of Item: Paper back, printed illustrated cover, 141 pages, 17 tables, 3 figures and 7 appendices. Inscribed by the author on the title page 'Mitchell with thanks for your help & best wishes' signed and dated July 1997.
Historical Significance: This is a report of a review commissioned by the Commonwealth Minister for Health and Family Services, the Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge MP. The author, Professor Taylor, is known for his epidemiological research, including work on the eye health of the aboriginal population of Australia. Professor Taylor received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 1971 and his MD in 1978. He was on the Faculty (staff) of the Wilmer Institute at The Johns Hopkins University from 1977 to 1990 and had joint appointments in Epidemiology and International Health. He was the Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of Department at the University of Melbourne from 1990, and the Managing Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia, which he founded in 1996. From 2008 he was the inaugural appointee to the Harold Mitchell Professor of Indigenous Eye Health in the University of Melbourne School of Population Health. Professor Taylor's research interests include blindness prevention strategies, infectious causes of blindness and the growing interface between medicine, public health and health economics. Professor Taylor has authored over 500 research papers and a number of books. He has chaired or served on advisory committees or boards for many organizations, including the World Health Organization, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, the River Blindness Foundation, the Fred Hollows Foundation, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology, Vision 2020 Australia, and the Vice President of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. He has received many awards for his work in ophthalmology. In 2001 he was made a Companion in the Order of Australia for his contributions to the prevention of river blindness, to academia through research and education related to the prevention of eye disease, and to eye health in Indigenous communities.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: July 2011
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note