A/PROF Andrew Anderson

A/PROF Andrew Anderson


  • Eye Movements/ Neural Decision Making
  • Perimetry
  • Visual Psychophysics



  • Andrew Anderson qualified as an optometrist from The University of Melbourne in 1993, after which he completed Masters (1997) and PhD (2000) training at the same university. He subsequently undertook post-doctoral positions at the Devers Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon (2000-2002) and the Department of Physiology, University of Cambridge (2002-2004). In 2005 he commenced a tenured lectureship within the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, The University of Melbourne. His work uses a range of psychophysical methods to determine how the human visual systems processes information, both in normal and diseased eyes, and how this information is subsequently used to make decisions. In 2012 he received a 4-year Future Fellowship, a prestigious mid-career award from Australian Research Council.   


Member of

  • International Perimetric Society. Member 2006 -
  • Optometrist's Association Australia. Member 2006 -
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Member 2006 -
  • Victorian College of Optometry. Member 2005 -
  • Optometric Glaucoma Society. Founding Member 2002 -
  • Australian Neuroscience Society. Member 2005 - 2006


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2000
  • MSc, University of Melbourne 1996
  • BScOptom, University of Melbourne 1993

Awards and honors

  • K.M. Brutton Bequest (2005). Mechanisms underlying inter-eye sensitivity losses in frequency doubling perimetry ($16,650), The University of Melbourne, 2005



Available for supervision

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