We are excited to announce a valuable addition to our UsherKids Australia family. Please join us in welcoming Associate Professor Lauren Ayton as our newest Board Member.

Associate Professor Ayton is a renowned global leader in the field of low vision and blindness research. In her current role at the University of Melbourne and Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), Associate Professor Ayton leads a team investigating inherited retinal diseases including Usher syndrome. Her research includes new methods for assessing eye health and function, evaluation of progression over time and interventions such as gene therapy.

We believe that Associate Professor Ayton’s expertise and dedication align perfectly with UsherKids Australia’s vision and objectives. Her commitment to finding solutions for those affected by Usher syndrome, coupled with her passion for creating a more inclusive and supportive community, will undoubtedly strengthen our board and the impact of our organisation.

Please join us in welcoming Associate Professor Lauren Ayton to the UsherKids Australia Board. We look forward to the positive influence and contributions she will bring to our organisation.

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