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Brien Anthony Holden

Brien Anthony Holden, Australian optometry researcher, educator.


  • Holden, Brien Anthony was born on January 6, 1942 in Melbourne, Australia. Son of Brien Desmond and Violet Ernestine Holden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor Applied Science, Licentiate Science, University Melbourne, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, City University, London, 1971. Diploma in contact lens practice, British College Optometrists, 1990.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), State University of New York, 1994. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Pennsylvania College Optometry, 1998. Doctor of Science (honorary), City University London, 1999.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), University The University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, 2002.


    • Lecturer University New South Wales School Optometry, Sydney, Australia, 1971-1975, senior lecturer Australia, 1975-1985, associate professor Australia, 1985-1990, professor Australia, since 1990, professor science Australia, since 2001, founder, director cornea and contact lens research unit Australia, since 1976, acting head School Australia, 1989-1990. Director Cooperative Research Center for Eye Research and Technology, 1991—2003. Chief Executive Officer Vision Cyclic Redundancy Check, since 2003.


    • Member international editorial board Cornea, since 1989, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, since 1993. Contributor more than 200 articles to science journals, chapters to books.


    President Kensington Soccer Club, Sydney, 1973-1983, Astrolake Sports Club, Sydney, 1983-1987. Fellow American Academy Optometry (diplomate cornea and contact lens section, Glenn A. Fry award), Victorian College Optometry. Member Australian Optometric Association (H.B. Collins research medal 1988), Contact Lens Society Australia (Kenneth W. Bell medal 1993), Australian Fulbright Association (Foundation member, senior scholar 1982).



    Golf, tennis.


    • Married Yvonne Anne Flahavin. Children: Anthony David, Karen Jane, Daniel Bradley.
    • father: Brien Desmond
    • mother: Violet Ernestine Holden
    • spouse: Yvonne Anne Flahavin
    • children: Anthony David Holden
    • Karen Jane Holden
    • Daniel Bradley Holden
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    Born January 6, 1942
    (age 75)