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Lions Eye Institute


Name: Tania Hudson

Position: Director Development and Communications




2 Verdun St

Nedlands WA 6009

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Our Mission / Objective

The Lions Eye Institute is a not-for-profit centre of excellence which combines exceptional clinical care with world-leading research investigating the causes of eye disease and developing new treatments and cures. Our Mission is to achieve leadership in scientific research and clinical practice in the prevention of blindness and eye disease through:
















                                • global leadership in scientific research
















                                • translation of research into community outcomes 
















                                • a commitment to growing the reach of our research capabilities and clinical services 
















                                • development and training of outstanding eye care professionals and researchers 
















                                • community engagement and education to build awareness, maintain a high reputation and increase funding 

















Our Services

The Lions Eye Institute offers a wide range of high-quality clinical services for people with eye disease and vision problems. Around 60,000 patients visit us annually for eye consultations, with a further 7900 surgeries and minor procedures also being conducted. Our clinic helps support the LEI’s cutting-edge medical research into eye disease and as a not-for-profit organisation, we rely heavily on community support.

Projects in Progress

The Lions Eye Institute is one of the world’s leading eye research institutes. As such, it is focused on discovering more about the causes of eye disease and then translating that knowledge into next generation cures and treatments. Our expert research teams cover:


Experimental Immunology


Genetics and Epidemiology

Ocular Tissue Engineering


Physiology and Pharmacology


Retinal Genomics and Therapy


In addition, we operate one of the largest ophthalmological Clinical Trials centres anywhere in the world, which gives our patients access the most advanced treatments available.


Lions Outback Vision, meanwhile, is the outreach arm of the Lions Eye Institute, and provides multiple programs – including the outback vision aimed at bridging the eye health gap for rural, remote and Indigenous patients.


Our People


Professor Bill Morgan, Acting Managing Director

Leadership Team

Dr Antonio Giubilato, Director, Clinical Services 
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Dr Fred Chen, Director, Clinical Research 
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Dr Angus Turner, Director, Lions Outback Vision 
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Chris Whitelock, Chief Operating Officer
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Tania Hudson, Director, Development and Communications