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Prof Robyn Guymer

Prof Robyn Guymer

MBBS PhD FRANZCO FAAHMS

Prof Robyn Guymer is an accomplished retinal ophthalmologist who was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medicine in the field of ophthalmology in June 2018. She was also awarded the NHMRC’s 2016 Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship for the top-ranked female research fellowship in clinical medicine. Professor Guymer holds a number of positions, including Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne, Deputy Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia and Senior Retinal Specialist at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Leading a team of 20 researchers, Prof Guymer studies age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and is currently investigating new strategies for treating early stages of AMD with a nanosecond laser. Prof Guymer has been a principal investigator in many industry-sponsored trials and serves on several pharmaceutical advisory boards. She is part of the International Mactel consortium, the Beckman/Ryan AMD initiative (USA) and the International Classification of Atrophy (CAM) group. Prof Guymer is a member of the Macular Society and an inaugural fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.