Dinesh Selva-Nayagam

Dinesh Selva-Nayagam

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Dinesh Selva-Nayagam OA - TITLEHOLDER. Professor Selva-Nayagam was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Adelaide in 2004.

He was born in London and raised in Adelaide, graduating with MBBS Honours from the University of Adelaide as Dux of his year. He underwent Ophthalmology training in Adelaide before completing Fellowships in Oculoplastic, Lacrimal & Orbital Surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

He is the Chairman of the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Adelaide and has developed an international reputation in the field of Oculoplastic, Lacrimal & Orbital Surgery. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is a regularly invited speaker around the world. He is a past President of the Australia-New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons and a member of the Orbit Society. His areas of research interest include eyelid tumours, orbital oncology, endoscopic techniques in oculoplastic surgery, thyroid eye disease and blindness prevention in the developing world. He is a Member of the Order of Australia for his work as an academic and clinician. He was awarded the Doctorate of Health Sciences from the University of Adelaide for original and distinguished contributions in the field of eyelid tumours.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Application of Bioengineering to the front of the Eye Master of Philosophy (Ophthalmology) Master Part Time Mr Luke Andrew Halliday
    2018 Principal Supervisor Sebaceous Carcinoma Master of Philosophy (Ophthalmology) Master Full Time Dr Albert Wu
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Periocular Malignancy and Eyelid Reconstruction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Michelle Tian Sun
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Factors affecting success in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy Master of Philosophy (Ophthalmology) Master Full Time Dr Weng Onn Chan
    2010 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Refractive Error in Children in Cambodia and Childhood Blindness/Severe Visual Impairment in Sri Lanka Master of Philosophy (Ophthalmology) Master Full Time Dr Zoe Weizhi Gao
    2010 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Outcome of Ocular Prosthetic (Artificial Eye) Reconstruction Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Peter Timothy Knowles
    2008 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Cataract in a Rural Sri Lankan Population Master of Ophthalmology Master Full Time Mr Paul Athanasiov

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