Dr Alyra Shaw

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Senior Research Fellow

PhD QUT, BAppSc(Optom)(Hons) QUT, GradCert(OcTher) QUT

Alyra Shaw is a Senior Research Fellow in the Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.  She graduated from the School of Optometry in 2001 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Optom)(Hons).

After working in clinical practice she returned to QUT to complete a PhD titled “Eyelid pressure on the cornea” supervised by Professor Michael Collins.  This thesis was funded by an Australian Postgraduate Research Award and a Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia Award.  Dr Shaw was also awarded a QUT Outstanding Thesis Award in recognition of the exceptional contribution and standard of excellence demonstrated in postgraduate research practice.

Dr Shaw has presented at national and international conferences.  Her current research interests relate to the anterior eye and contact lenses, including corneal and scleral topography, contact lens comfort and blinking biometrics.