• 11186 Citations
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1992 …2020

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Research Biography

Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research
Chair and Academic Head of the Department of Ophthalmology
Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health

Practising Consultant Ophthalmologist
NHMRC Senior Practitioner-Fellow

As Chair and Academic Head of the Department of Ophthalmology (ERA rank 5) at Flinders University and a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Professor Jamie Craig specialises in the care of patients with glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness. Professor Craig is a clinician-scientist and NHMRC Practitioner-Fellow, who translates laboratory-based research into clinical practice.

Having developed an exceptional track record in synergising clinical practice and laboratory-based research, Professor Craig's pioneering work establishing the Australian and New Zealand Registry of Advanced Glaucoma has been critical to Australia leading the world in discovery and translation of glaucoma genetics. His clinical practice and ongoing leadership of the world's largest glaucoma progression study enable significant translational outcomes to be achieved by more rational use of available tools, coupled with innovative concepts.

Research Interests

Research interests include the genetic susceptibility to all forms of glaucoma, and other eye diseases. Professor Craig has made important discoveries on the genetic basis of glaucoma using a pioneering International Registry of cases of vision loss. This approach led to genome-wide association studies identifying multiple genes associated with glaucoma susceptibility. These discoveries are now moving into the clinic as risk profiling for individuals becomes a reality.

Other research areas of interest include congenital and adult onset cataract, and the successful establishment of animal models for cataract and corneal dystrophies. Pioneering work has been performed for the disease Pseudoexoliation syndrome (PEX), in which Professor Craig's team have used state of the art proteomic and imaging strategies to identify novel protein constituents. For PEX and cataract the team has established models exploring gene:environment interactions. Current research directions are exploring the translation of genetic risk profiles for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy into clinical practice.

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Award Date: 2 Dec 2002

PhD, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Dec 1995

Bachelor (Honours), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 2 Dec 1991

Bachelor (Honours), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 1 Dec 1989

External positions

Visiting Scientist, Queensland Institute of Medical Science

2018 → …

Adjunct Professor, University of Tasmania

2016 → …

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Research Output

A modified technique for intraluminal stenting of glaucoma drainage devices: The guide-wire technique

Andrew, N. H., Huang, S. G. & Craig, J. E., 1 Jun 2020, In : INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. 68, 6, p. 1151-1153 3 p.

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    An Intraocular Pressure Polygenic Risk Score Stratifies Multiple Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Parameters Including Treatment Intensity

    Qassim, A., Souzeau, E., Siggs, O. M., Hassall, M. M., Han, X., Griffiths, H. L., Frost, N. A., Vallabh, N. A., Kirwan, J. F., Menon, G., Cree, A. J., Galanopoulos, A., Agar, A., Healey, P. R., Graham, S. L., Landers, J., Casson, R. J., Gharahkhani, P., Willoughby, C. E., Hewitt, A. W. & 3 others, Lotery, A. J., MacGregor, S. & Craig, J. E., Jul 2020, In : Ophthalmology. 127, 7, p. 901-907 7 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Association of Genetic Variation with Keratoconus

    McComish, B. J., Sahebjada, S., Bykhovskaya, Y., Willoughby, C. E., Richardson, A. J., Tenen, A., Charlesworth, J. C., MacGregor, S., Mitchell, P., Lucas, S. E. M., Mills, R. A., MacKey, D. A., Li, X., Wang, J. J., Jensen, R. A., Rotter, J. I., Taylor, K. D., Hewitt, A. W., Rabinowitz, Y. S., Baird, P. N. & 2 others, Craig, J. E. & Burdon, K. P., Feb 2020, In : JAMA Ophthalmology. 138, 2, p. 174-181 8 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Association of Myopia and Intraocular Pressure with Retinal Detachment in European Descent Participants of the UK Biobank Cohort: A Mendelian Randomization Study

    Han, X., Ong, J. S., An, J., Craig, J. E., Gharahkhani, P., Hewitt, A. W. & Macgregor, S., Jun 2020, In : JAMA Ophthalmology. 138, 6, p. 671-678 8 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    A transcriptome-wide association study based on 27 tissues identifies 106 genes potentially relevant for disease pathology in age-related macular degeneration

    Strunz, T., Lauwen, S., Kiel, C., International AMD Genomics Consortium (IAMDGC), Burdon, K. P., Hunter, D. J., Souzeau, E., Hall, J., Lake, S., Mackey, D. A. & Craig, J. E., 31 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 16 p., 1584.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)


    NHMRC Research Excellence Award

    Craig, Jamie (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Honorary award


    NHMRC Research Excellence Award 2018

    Jamie Craig (Participant)


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