Prof Doug Coster is a clinician-scientist with nearly forty years experience in eye research and ophthalmology. For the past 30 years he has held the positions of Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Flinders University and is the current leader for the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research.
Throughout his career Prof Coster has had a long involvement in laboratory and clinical research in a range of fields with an emphasis on taking clinical problems to the bench and laboratory developments to the clinic. He has been involved in large scale clinical research such as the Australian Corneal Graft Registry which is the largest collection of data on corneal transplantation in the world.
In 1991 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to medicine.