Tim Fricke BOptom, MScActing Executive Director, Brien Holden Foundation; Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Tim Fricke is an optometrist, researcher and international development practitioner. He has held clinical, teaching, research and management roles in private, public, community health, hospital and refugee camp settings, including Director of Specialty & Community Services at the Australian College of Optometry, principal at MinneMerri Consultants, and honorary senior fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has extensive paediatric clinical experience, supervised post-graduate research in paediatric eye care and health economics, taught undergraduate and post-graduate eye care courses, provided continuing professional development across Australia and internationally, and researched vision development, epidemiology, quality of life and access to eye care. He has assisted the development of local systems and skills for providing primary and specialised eye care in Australia, Tanzania, Burundi, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, PNG and Timor Leste. He is currently Acting Executive Director of the Brien Holden Foundation.