Dr. Kate
Director of Myopia Profile

Dr. Kate Gifford is an internationally renowned clinician-scientist and peer educator in private practice in Queensland, Australia, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Graduating from QUT in 2003 with First Class Honours and a University Medal, Kate completed her PhD on contact lens optics and binocular vision in myopia in 2018, holds four professional fellowships, over 70 peer reviewed and professional publications and has presented over 140 conference lectures across the world. Kate and her optometrist husband Dr Paul Gifford have developed the world-leading educational platform Myopia Profile to assist practitioner management and raise public awareness of childhood myopia. Kate is also the Chair of the Clinical Management Guidelines Committee of the International Myopia Institute and lead author on the landmark white paper published in early 2019.


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