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Associate Professor Peter Van Wijngaarden

Ophthalmologist and Medical Scientist, Deputy Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia, and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne.

Prof van Wijngaarden is a founding steering committee member and clinical director of KeepSight, a national program for diabetic retinopathy screening that seeks to reach every Australian with diabetes to prevent avoidable blindness.

He is a Director of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia and a member of the Research and Medical Committees of the Macular Disease Foundation of Australia.

Research interests include diabetic retinopathy, Alzheimer’s disease and retinal imaging biomarker discovery. He has research experience in retinal vascular biology and central nervous system regeneration.

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