Ian G Morgan, BSc, PhD

Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Professor Morgan studied biological sciences at the University of Melbourne and completed his PhD at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He then worked for 6 years in the Neurochemistry Center of the French National Scientific Research Center in Strasbourg, France, before returning to Australia to take up aposition at the Australian National University, which he held until 2010. He is now a Visiting Fellow at that university, as well at the State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou, China. Over the past 20 years, his research work has increasingly focussed on the biological basis and epidemiology of myopia and high,potentially pathological, myopia.  His work has helped to reshape thinking about myopia in relation to the balance between genetic and environmental factors in the aetiology of myopia, and inrelation to the protective effects of time outdoors against the development of myopia. He has published on myopia in journals such as JAMA, The Lancet,Ophthalmology, and Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. Three of his publications are the most highly cited papers on myopia published in 2005, 2008 and 2012 respectively.