Peter van Wijngaarden is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery. He is a Deputy Director of CERA and an ophthalmologist in the medical retina clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
Peter completed his PhD in the field of retinal vascular biology at Flinders University and his post-doctoral fellowship in regeneration of the central nervous system in multiple sclerosis, at the University of Cambridge, UK. Peter’s research is focused on novel imaging technologies to detect early markers of eye and central nervous system diseases, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease.
Peter is a member of the medical and research committees of Macular Disease Foundation Australia, a Board member of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia and is the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) representative on the Vision 2020 Vision Initiative. He is a member of the Futures of Ophthalmology Taskforce of RANZCO and is Clinical Director of the KeepSight Program, a new national program for diabetic retinopathy screening.