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Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health, Central Clinical School, Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney

Paul R. Martin received his PhD in Physiology at Sydney in 1986. Following postdoctoral work in Germany and a Faculty Position at the University of Sydney, he took up appointment as Director of Research at the National Vision Research Institute of Australia in 2003. He returned to Sydney in 2010 to take up his current appointment as Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology.

Paul's main research interest is the biological basis of visual perception and colour vision: topics on which he has published over 50 scientific journal articles and reviews. He remains actively involved in research.


  • –present
    Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology, University of Sydney
  • 2003–2010
    Director of Research, National Vision Research Institute of Australia
  • 1992–2003
    Teaching and Research Faculty, University of Sydney
  • 1986–1992
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (AvH), Max Planck Institute, Germany


  • 1986 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Research Areas

  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Sensory Processes, Perception And Performance (170112)
  • Comparative Physiology (060604)
  • Neurology And Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)