Professor Robert Casson is the Head of the Discipline of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Adelaide University. He is an internationally recognized ophthalmic clinician/scientist with special interests in glaucoma, retinal cell biology, neuroprotection, ophthalmic epidemiology and translational ophthalmic research. After completion of a laboratory-based DPhil in 2004, he returned to Australia and established the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology (SAIO), including the Ophthalmic Research Laboratory co-located with Neuropathology in the Hanson Institute.
He has approximately 200 publications, and multiple NHMRC grants. He is a founding board member of the ophthalmologist-led, evidence-based NGO, Sight for All, and serves as their Chief Scientific Advisor. In 2012, he completed a Masters of Biostatistics at Adelaide University.