Professor Joanne Wood awarded the 2022 Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) awarded Professor Joanne Wood the 2022 Oberdorfer Award for Low Vision Research at an invited presentation at the 2022 Annual Meeting entitled, “Impact of Age-related Macular Degeneration and Driving”

This important, international award recognises the extensive research career of Professor Joanne Wood in advancing low vision research, particularly regarding the impact of vision impairment on driving safety and falls. Her research is transdisciplinary and addresses the research issues from multiple perspectives, including fundamental science, human factors and public health research, all of which contribute to improving the lives of people with vision impairment, through improved understanding of the functional impacts of impaired vision.

“This award is very important in highlighting the work that our research team has achieved so far and what we will be working on in the future,” says Wood. “It is also an important acknowledgement of the wide range of collaborators, both nationally and internationally, that I have had the privilege to work with over the years and without whom this research would not be possible.”

Wood JM, Black, AA, Dingle K, Rutter C, DiStefano M, Kopple S, Charlton JL, Bentley SA. (2022) Impact of vision disorders and visual impairment on motor vehicle crash risk and on-road driving performance: A systematic review. Acta Ophthalmologica, 100:e339-e367.

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