Author: Heather Machin

Heather Machin

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia

Redefining Nursing in Life and in Death

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia
My family introduce me as ‘our daughter – she’s a nurse but not a real one’ – this usually follows with ‘you don’t work in a ward, so what is it you actually do?’ G’Day. I’m Heather Machin and I’m a registered nurse. I wear a lot of hats in the global community but my…

3 nurses, 1 walk and a global need for ophthalmic nurse resources

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia

Raising funds to support ophthalmic nurse training is never easy, but perhaps, one step at a time – we can do something about it. In June, alongside nursing colleagues Sandy Burnett, USA (ORBIS volunteer and FHFNZ) and Lisa Buckland, AU (Eye Bank of Western Australia) we did exactly that, one-step at a time, joining thousands…

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia

I will spend International Nurses Day (IND) 2017 in the company of ophthalmic nurses at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) meeting in New Zealand. My colleagues from the Solomon Islands and I will be presenting there on the role of nursing and capacity development.  With New Zealand being the host…

Online international course for Eye Bankers

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia

I am pleased to inform IAPB members that the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) (an IAPB member) is commencing a new online international qualification course for eye bankers, delivered in conjunction with the University of Melbourne. The course is ideal for staff already working in eye banks, as well as others wishing to improve…