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Isabelle Jalbert OD, PhD, MPH, FAAO

Isabelle Jalbert OD, PhD, MPH, FAAO

Senior Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Dr Isabelle Jalbert is Senior Lecturer in Ocular Therapeutics and member of the Leadership Team at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney in Australia. Her research focuses on evidence-based eye care and education. She uses mixed method approaches to measure and understand the factors that impact eye care practitioners’ knowledge and their ability to deliver the best eye care possible. Isabelle holds funding from the MD Foundation for a project evaluating eye care practitioners and patients’ perspectives on age-related macular degeneration. She is recognized internationally as one of the pioneer of evidence-based practice for optometry. Isabelle has authored more than 50 refereed papers and 10 book chapters, has supervised 53 research students including 6 PhD, is Associate Editor for the scientific journal Clinical Experimental Optometry and currently serves on the Board of Director of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. She was the 2015 June Griffith fellow and a past recipient of the international Garland Clay from the American Academy of Optometry and the Dallos research Awards from the British Contact Lens Association.


Dr Jalbert has received funding from Blackmores Limited and the Macular Disease Foundation Australia for other unrelated work.