Dr Jeremiah Lim

Senior Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (W200)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Jeremiah Lim first qualified as an Optometrist in Singapore in 2005 where he worked in private practice and in a public hospital setting. He graduated from Melbourne University in 2009 with distinction and has since practised across more than 50 locations across Victoria. In 2010, he embarked on an MPhil program having secured the competitive Melbourne International Scholarship. Having completed his higher degree in 2012, he returned for a PhD in 2013 after securing the prestigious Melbourne Neuroscience Institute STRAPA award for clinicians. Based at the Melbourne Brain Centre, his research on ocular biomarkers has attracted international attention. His work in retinal electrophysiology was recognised by the International Society of Electrophysiology and Vision in the form of the Eberhard Dodt Award in 2016. As a clinician and postdoctoral research fellow, Jeremiah was awarded the Guelma Alexander Clinical Fellowship in Neuroscience by the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute where he continued to develop ocular biomarkers in vascular diseases such as diabetes. Throughout his research, Jeremiah has maintained his clinical practice and coordinated the Preclinical skills stream in the Doctor of Optometry program at Melbourne University. In 2020, he accepted a Senior Lecturer position at Flinders University where he teaches Optometry students in the 5-year BMedSci/Master of Optometry program.


PhD (2018). University of Melbourne. Thesis title: Characterising the ocular phenotype in a murine model of Alzheimer's disease.

Specialist Certificate in Teaching for Graduate Researchers (2014). University of Melbourne.

MPhil (2012). University of Melbourne.Thesis title: Ageing effects on ocular blood flow, oxygen tension and function during intraocular pressure elevation.

B.Optom (2009). University of Melbourne.

Dip.Optom (2005), SIngapore Polytechnic.

Honours, awards and grants

Guelma Alexander Clinical Fellow of Neuroscience 2019

Eberhard Dodt Award 2016

Strategic Australian Postgraduate Award (STRAPA) 2013

Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) 2010

Topic coordinator
OPTO3003 Clinical Skills for Optometrists 1
OPTO8008 Clinical Placement 2
Topic lecturer
OPTO8003 Clinical Skills for Optometrists 2