APGS Vice President
After completing a Bachelor of Medical Science in Cell Biology as the first medical student accepted to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Prof. Healey went on to graduate with Honours from the Medical School of the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. His postgraduate qualifications include a Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology and a PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney.
Prof. Healey completed a glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) from 2000 to 2001 before returning to Australia where he is now Director of Glaucoma Services at Western Sydney Eye Hospital, Director of Glaucoma Research at the Westmead Millennium Institute (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney) and the chief glaucoma investigator for the Blue Mountains Eye Study. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and an Honorary Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital.
Prof. Healey holds many regional and worldwide positions including founder Board member and treasurer of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, Pacific Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Steering Committee member, and Chair of the Associate Advisory Board, Bylaws, and the World Glaucoma Day Committees of the World Glaucoma Association. He also has interests in postgraduate education most recently as Director of Training for the Sydney Eye Hospital and medical ethics as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Prof. Healey has many research interests including Glaucoma, Ophthalmic Epidemiology & Public Health, Cell Biology, Diagnostic Test & Screening Evaluation, and Genetic Epidemiology. In 2005 he was honoured with the International Young Clinician-Scientist Award from the Association of International Glaucoma Societies. He has made over 200 scientific presentations at meetings throughout the world. He is an editorial board member of a number of journals and has published over 110 articles based on original research