Robyn Guymer, MBBS, Ph.D., FRANZCO, FAHMS
Dr. Guymer is one of the world’s leading experts on AMD and is well respected for her work on early prognostic markers, highlighted by being credited as one of the first individuals to define nascent geographic atrophy through OCT. She currently serves as professor of ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne, deputy director of the Centre for Eye Research in Australia, where she runs a group of researchers investigating age related macular degeneration and related retinal diseases. Dr. Guymer is also senior clinical consultant in the medical retina clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia.
Her career highlights include receiving the NHMRC Research Excellence Award Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship, a top-ranked female research fellowship in clinical medicine and science. Dr. Guymer has served as a principal investigator in a range of clinical trials and has sat on a number of industry advisory boards, including the Mactel consortium, the Beckman/Ryan AMD initiative (USA) and the International Classification of Atrophy (CAM) group.
She earned her PhD from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and then trained in ophthalmology in Melbourne. Subsequently, she completed a medical retinal fellowship at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.