Chair of Optometry & Vision Science
Konrad graduated in Optometry from the University of Melbourne (1990) and spent two years in private practice before joining the Ophthalmology at Flinders University where he completed a PhD (2000). Konrad won an NHMRC Fellowship to undertake post-doctoral training in the UK and the US. In 2004, Konrad returned to Ophthalmology at Flinders University as a NHMRC funded Clinical Research Fellow and was awarded an NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence grant. His areas of research interest are ophthalmic outcomes research incorporating optical, visual and patient-reported outcome measurement. During his career he has received over $9million in competitive grant funding and published over 150 papers.
In 2009, Konrad was appointed Foundation Chair of Optometry and Vision Science. In this role he is responsible for the Optometry double degree including its accreditation, a $6 million building program including an Optometry Clinic, developing an 80 partner clincial placement network and a multi-million dollar research program.
1987-1990 BScOptom, University of Melbourne
1995-1996 DipLV, University of Melbourne
1993-2000 PhD, Department of Ophthalmology, The Flinders University of South Australia. Title: The Outcome of Cataract Surgery
1996-2000 PGDipAdvClinOptom, University of Melbourne
2001 MCOptom, Professional Qualifying Examinations, UK
2012 GAICD, Graduate Australia Institute of Company Directors
1992 Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry
1995 Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
1999 Fellow of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia
Garland Clay Award, 2011. Awarded by the American Academy of Optometry.
Best Poster Award at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Spain, September 2009 for the poster Pesudovs K, Ullrich K. Predicting visual performance from wavefront quality metrics in cataract.
Garland Clay Award, 2009. This award is given to the author or authors of the manuscript published in Optometry and Vision Science that has been most widely cited in the world of scientific literature in the preceding five years and by the vote of the Editorial Board. Awarded by the American Academy of Optometry.
Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award, 2008. This award is given to provide public recognition for an individual who has demonstrated exceptional promise to conduct independent optometric research directly related to aetiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, or management of clinical eye disorders. Awarded by the American Academy of Optometry.
Young Tall Poppy Science Award, South Australia, 2007-2008. Awarded by the Australian Institute of Policy Science.
Waring Medal, 2006. Awarded by the International Society of Refractive Surgery for the paper: Pesudovs K, Garamendi E, Elliott DB. A quality of life comparison of people wearing spectacles, contact lenses or having undergone refractive surgery. J Refract Surg 2006;22:19-27.
Peter-Abel Preis, 2006. Awarded by Die Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsen-Spezialisten e.V. (VDC) for the paper: Marsack JD, Parker KE, Pesudovs K, Donnelly WJ III, Applegate RA. Uncorrected wave-front error and visual performance during RGP wear in Keratoconus.
Best Free Paper Presentation, 7th International Congress of Wavefront Sensing and Optimized Refractive Corrections, Bahamas, January 2006 for the paper Wavefront aberrations arising at the posterior corneal surface in normal and diseased eyes.
J Lloyd Hewitt Award, 1994. Awarded by Clinical and Experimental Optometry (Australian Optometrical Association) for the paper: Pesudovs K. Terriens marginal degeneration: case reports and literature review. Clin Exp Optom 1994;77:97-104.
His research interest is ophthalmology outcomes research; incorporating optical, visual and patient-centred measurement into the holistic assessment of ophthalmic outcomes. A key element of this is the development of patient-centred measures including visual disability, quality of life and other latent traits using Rasch analysis. He has developed a number of questionnaires and is the leader of an international project to develop item banking and computer adaptive testing for measuring patient-reported outcomes in ophthalmology. Another key area of research is in the measurement of the optics of the eye and visual performance.
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2009- Foundation Professor and Chair of Discipline of Optometry and Vision Science, Flinders University
2005- Deputy Director, NH&MRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research
2006- Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Optometry, The University of Bradford
2011-2014 Visiting Professor, School of Optometry and Ophthalmology and Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Key Laboratory of Vision Science, Ministry of Health P.R. China, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
Previous Clinical and Research Appointments
2001-2003 Research Fellow at The University of Bradford
2003-2004 Research Fellow at The University of Houston
2004-2009 Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders University
2005-2009 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders University