Eileen is a passionate and respected nurse leader with an extensive career in specialist ophthalmic nursing. She completed a Bachelor of Nursing in Perth and a post graduate diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing through the Sydney Hospital. She is a founding committee member of the Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association (AONA) WA branch and was the WA representative in the development of the Practice Standards for Ophthalmic Nurses in Australia. She has worked in a number of senior nursing positions, always striving to drive change and promote excellence. She has participated in key initiatives, such as the Ophthalmology Special Reference Group, and the Western Australian State Eye Plan Consultation Workshop.

Eileen has represented ophthalmic nurses in a variety of forums and presented at national AONA conferences and the RANZCO WA Branch Practice Managers Conference. She continues to enthusiastically promote ophthalmic nurse education and patient care and is well qualified to provide a nursing perspective to the task of program evaluation.