On graduating from the University of NSW in 1985, Alice has worked in rural and suburban Optometry, moving with her family to the Gold Coast in 1995. When her own son had difficulty learning to read, she began to build a knowledge base in visual development and behavioural optometry, which continues to engage her. Alice has a keen interest in paediatric optometry, myopia development and management, acquired brain injury and the mechanics of vision – the fine motor control of the eyes that we use every day to see efficiently and comfortably. She enjoys enabling all individuals to meet the high level of visual demands in their daily lives – from mobility, to learning, to sport. She is currently studying for her Fellowship with the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry.
Alice is passionate about her family – husband Ken, their 2 children and 3 grandchildren and values the time spent with each one. She enjoys both playing and listening to music – especially jazz, classical and the rock from her school and Uni years, and plays bass in her church band. She would love to be more disciplined in getting on her bike, dreams of living a paddock-to-plate lifestyle and is patiently waiting for the day when the Wallabies win back the Bledisloe Cup from the All Blacks.
Bachelor of Optometry, UNSW 1985
Diagnostic Ophthalmic Drugs Certificate 1986
Master of Optometry: Behavioural Optometry Unit 1999
Current study: Fellowship in Behavioural Optometry
Member Optometry Australia
Member Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry
Member Orthokeratology Society of Oceania