Prof Watson leads a research program focused on innovative solutions to restore sight and promote eye health, and trains the next generation of eye care workers and researchers. Prof Watson is recognised internationally for her ground-breaking corneal therapies; including a world-first stem cell transplantation technique. She has 135 publications and given over 150 presentations nationally and internationally. Her career has been supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Stephanie Watson is appointed as a Professor at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney where she leads a research program focused on innovative solutions to restore sight and promote eye health, and trains the next generation of eye care workers and researchers. She is a corneal and cataract surgeon at the Sydney Eye, Prince of Wales, and Sydney Children’s Hospitals and the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. Prof Watson is the CEO of a start-up. Her professional roles include Chair of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia; Chair, Public Health Committee Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists; and Editor, Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group UK she contributes to policy development. Prof Watson was selected by the University of Sydney for the Chief Executive Women leaders programme in 2017 and is undertaking the ARVO Leadership development programme for Women.