Dr Paul Constable

Senior Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West (W203)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I studied Optometry at the University of Melbourne. I completed a PhD at City University London, studying drug transporters in the retinal pigment epithelium and the mechanism of the electro-oculogram. I was a lecturer in optometry at City University of London from 2009-2014 and Senior Lecturer in 2015. We are currently investigating the role of the electroretinogram in neurodevelopmental disorders.


PhD Optometry City University of London, July 2007

Grad Cert (OcularTherapeutics) ACO June 2020

BSc (Optom) University of Melbourne,1991

Honours, awards and grants

2020 Azura Ophthalmics Clinical Trial dry eye $A12,000

2019 BH gift USD $10,000 The Electroretinogram in Autism Spectrum Disorder

2018 Gilbert Trust USD $100,000 The electroretinogram in Autism Spectrum Disorder

2018 Alan B Slifka Foundation USD $50.000 The Electroretinogram in Autism Spectrum Disorder

2014 Marmor award for clinical innovation in electrophysiology

2013 College of Optometrists UK Post Doctoral Research Grant £30,000

Key responsibilities

2017 -2019 Head of Teaching Section (Optometry)

Topic coordinator
OPTO3006 Normal Eye and Vision
OPTO3001 Knowledge of Health and Illness for Optometrists
Topic lecturer
OPTO3002 Ocular Anatomy
Supervisory interests
Autism spectrum disorder
Cell biology
Cognitive neuroscience
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Education and Visual Impairment (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Himal Kandel

PhD - DEC 2018

Himal Kandel

SA International Post Graduate Student of the Year - OCT 2018

Sheela Kumaran

SA International Post Graduate Student of the Year - OCT 2019

Garima Kapoor

Eberhardt Dodt Commendation at ISCEV 2019 for Presentation - SEP 2019

Sheela Kumaran

Phd - MAR 2020