Dr Jennifer Fan Gaskin
Jennifer Fan GaskinResearch Fellow and Unit Lead
Centre for Eye Research Australia
Imagine being told that the dark haze you see in front of you is all you will see for the rest of your life. That’s the reality facing glaucoma patients every day because 50% of Australians with the disease do not know they have it, and by the time they’re diagnosed it’s often too late. Yet, in most cases, the disease is entirely preventable.
Dr Jennifer Fan Gaskin is a clinician-scientist dedicated to preventing blindness from glaucoma. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, and glaucoma specialist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. She obtained her medical degree (MBChB) with Distinction from the University of Auckland (2005), and her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) in Ophthalmology in 2014, for which she was awarded the prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship (Health Research Council NZ). In the same year, she completed her ophthalmology training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Jennifer advocates for diversity and gender equality through her leadership roles. She is a passionate patient advocate through her involvement with Glaucoma Australia. Committed to aid work in developing countries, she has taken three trips to Tonga with Volunteer Ophthalmic Services Overseas.