Dr Nina Tahhan

Visiting Fellow

Qualifications: 

MPH, PhD

Biography: 

Dr Nina Tahhan is a Visiting Fellow of the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Dr Nina Tahhan was awarded her PhD in 2013 from School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales for her research on the impact of uncorrected refractive error on quality of life and the cost-effectiveness of its correction. Nina’s interest in uncorrected refractive error was precipitated by years of work in disadvantaged communities in Australia and internationally. Nina has delivered eye care services and education to help build local eye care capacity in Sri Lanka, Mongolia, India and Aboriginal communities in the Kimbery, Arnhem land, the Tiwi islands and in remote areas of NSW with the Royal Flying Doctor service.

Nina also has a Masters in Public Health and has a history in contact lens research including orthokeratology and silicone hydrogel lens wear. Nina has presented and published research findings at numerous international and domestic conferences and in peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals on topics including orthokeratology, Silicone Hydrogel contact lens wear, Aboriginal eye health, health economics and international eye care development. Nina is currently employed at the Brien Holden Vision Institute as the Manager of Science and Business Development.