Associate Professor Jason Booth

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (S145)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Associate Professor Jason Booth is the Academic Lead of Optometry and joined Flinders in 2014. He has helped maintain the authenticity of the work integrated learning experiences for students both on and off campus to ensure they are taught clinical diagnostic thinking skills.

Jason’s first role as an optometry graduate was in Broken Hill. Majority of the time he was the only eye care professional (primary or secondary) in a 300km radius. Any major services were 500km away. He held this role for five years and became the store manager, were he honed clinical, diagnostic, and people-management skills.

Jason worked in community practice in many locations for the next 12 years. He worked clinically but also spent time as a regional optometry manager and sales manager.


University of New South Wales: Post Grad Diploma of Ocular Therapeutics (2012)

Monash University:Small Business Management Course (1999)

University of New South Wales: Masters Course in Ocular Therapeutics (1998)

University of New South Wales: Bachelor of Optometry (1996)

First Class honors

Honours, awards and grants

Nepalese Government: Constitution Day award (2018)

Certificate of Appreciation; for establishing eye health camp in regional Nepal

Australian Government: Member of The Order of Australia (AM) (2016)

"For significant service to optometry as a clinical educator, to professional organisations and to international humanitarian eye care programs"

Rotary International: Paul Harris Fellow (2012)

Awarded by Dhulikhel Rotary Club Kavre District Nepal

Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs Certificate of Appreciation

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