Professor Ted Maddess Bsc PhD
original areas of interest were the optics of eyes and the adaptive neurophysiology of vision.
Following several years working on animal models he
ventured into the area of visual psychophysics and glaucoma resulting in the commercialisation of the FDT/Matrix perimeters for which he
received the Clunies Ross Science and Technology Award in 2002.
That work commenced a period of involvement with commercialisation and biotechnology.
This included being the Head of the Biotechnology Transfer Unit (1999 to 2011) of his
former ANU institute, the Research School of Biology; and Board member (2001 to 2004) of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture
He was also on the Board of the ACT chapter of Biotech Australia and represented the ANU and the ACT government at the international BIO industry meetings (2001 to 2004).
Prof Maddess has been a consultant to government (DSTO, DEST) and industry (Welsh Allen, Seeing Machines, EyeCo).
On the Academic side Prof Maddess
has been a principle organiser of 22 national and international vision related conferences and symposia since 2000.
He has been on the Editorial Board of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology since 2001.
He became a member of the NHMRC Academy of Assigners in 2012.
Since 2003 Prof Maddess has been chief investigator on grants worth $22 million.
research interests include adaptation to image motion, eye movements, illusions of brightness and scale, and for the last decade, discrimination of complex textures.
An abiding interest has been the design of multifocal methods for functional assessment of the visual fields.
Most recently this has translated into multifocal pupillographic objective perimetry (mfPOP), which he
is developing with his
colleague Dr Andrew James and Seeing Machines Ltd.
They are currently attempting to improve mfPOP for use in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
was elected for two 2-year terms (2007-2011) as Head of the ANU Centre for Visual Sciences
Since 2010 he has been Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, a consortium of researchers at the ANU, U Melb, UQ, U Sydney, and UWA.
Prof Maddess joined the NVRI Board of Administration in 2011.
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