Catalogue Number: 1563
Sarah Hosking, Director of the Australian College of Optometry (2010 - ) and Director of the National Vision Research Institute (NVRI) (2010-2011)
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2010
Time Period: 21st C
Description Of Item: Colour photograph, digital format
Historical Significance: Professor Sarah Hosking was appointed CEO of the Australian College of Optometry in August 2010. She succeeded Ms Joanne Booth who resigned shortly after the AGM of the College at which four new councillors were elected in a contested election that brought about a significant change in the views of the Council. Professor Hosking had earlier been appointed the Director of the National Vision Research Institute of Australia (NVRI) in March 2010 and continued as its Director conjointly with being CEO of the College until the appopintment of Professor Michael Ibbottson in 2011. Professor Hoskin qualified in optometry at the City University, London, in 1989 and did her pre-registration year at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. After several years as Manager of the Optometry Clinic at City University, as a clinical instructor at Manchester University and in private practice, she undertook research for a PhD degree in the Department of Ophthalmology at Manchester University, completing the degree in 1997. She then took an academic post in optometry at Aston University in Birmingham ultimately being appointed professor of optometry. While at Aston she developed a $20 million research hospital, raising the funds for its establishment and running it as its Managing Director. She moved to Australia in 2006, taking an appointment as Professor and VESKI Fellow in the Centre for Eye Research Australia. The Centre for Eye Research Australia is the research arm of ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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