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Honorary Associate at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law and Medicine, University of Sydney

Mitchell Lawlor is an Australian ophthalmologist with a PhD in empirical bioethics. He trained in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital, completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Queen Square in London, and is currently a glaucoma fellow, also at Moorfields Eye Hospital. His current research involves the fields of bioethics and diseases of the optic nerve and visual pathways.


  • 2013–present
    Glaucoma Fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • 2012–2013
    Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • 2007–2011
    Ophthalmology Registrar, Sydney Eye Hospital


  • 2010 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of Sydney, Master of Medicine
  • 2002 
    University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Medicine

Research Areas

  • Bioethics (Human And Animal) (220101)
  • Ophthalmology (111301)
  • Neurosciences (1109)