2014 Allied Health Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Sharon Oberstein holds the degree of Diploma of Optometry with First Class Honours from the Technikon Witwatersrand and a Diploma in Datametrics with First Class Honours from the University of South Africa.
Sharon was awarded the Scholarship to complete her PhD project entitled "Strategies to facilitate driving in individuals with central vision loss" at the University of New South Wales.
Studied at: UNSW
Sharon qualified as an optometrist in South Africa (Cum laude). Sharon has worked in private optometric practice and university low vision clinics in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia. Her particular research area concerns driving and low vision, and completed her PhD by research on driving with central visual loss, for which she was awarded the 2015 Menzies Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences. Her part time role as Senior Staff Optometrist, Low Vision at the UNSW Optometry Clinic has enabled excellent working relationships with key multidisciplinary rehabilitation organisations; invitations to lecture at optometric and multi-disciplinary conferences, and contributions to rehabilitation planning committees.
Scholarship Year: 2014
Fields of Interest
Allied Health, Optometry, Science