Associate Professor Krisztina Valter

ANU College of Health & Medicine

ANU Medical School

Krisztina is an overseas-trained ophthalmologist and vision scientist. She has completed her PhD in Medicine at the University of Sydney and moved to the ANU as a postdoctoral fellow in 2003. Since then, she has built a successful research portfolio, focussing on the development and evaluation of non-invasive therapies for retinal degenerations, such as age-related macular degeneration and retinopathy of prematurity. She has strong national and international research collaborations, and is a member of the expert panel of the World Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (WALT). She has supervised and mentored a number of undergraduate and postgraduate research students, was serving as higher degree research convenor in the Research School of Biology and Associate Director of HDR in the Medical School. Her research received funding from ARC, NHMRC, and have attracted recurrent media and public interest.

Her other passion is education and educational research. She has been teaching neuroscience and human anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate students for over 15 years. She was appointed a member of the inaugural Educational Fellowship Scheme Committee in 2014, and continues to foster student-centred and innovative teaching practices. She has received a number of education grants and awards, including the Australian Awards for University Teaching.