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SOVS Head of School portrait unveiled

The University of New South Wales’ School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) has continued its long-standing tradition of the honouring former heads of school with an academic portrait.

A portrait of outgoing head of school Professor Fiona Stapleton was unveiled at an event in early October. She led SOVS from 2007 until the beginning of this year, and is currently the Associate Dean of Enterprise, Faculty of Science, at the school.

The unveiling was held in the Red Centre Built Environment’s Gallery Space adjacent to the old SOVS location, the Newton Building. The portrait has been hung alongside her predecessors in the hall that provides access to all the consulting rooms of SOVS’ General Optometry Clinic.

The audience included a broad selection of past and present graduate students and staff, including visiting academics, Faculty of Science academics and representatives of the profession.

The gathering was addressed by the current Head of School Professor Lisa Keay, Head of the School of Psychology Professor Simon Killcross, and the Dean of the Faculty of Science Professor Emma Johnston.