Dr James Muecke - 2020 Australian Of The Year

In this episode of the HYPECAST we had the please of interviewing the 2020 Australian of the Year, James Muecke.

James is one of those human beings who achieve more than you thought would be possible, all with the intention of providing more opportunity for those less fortunate. James is an eye surgeon based in Adelaide and a visiting consultant and senior lecturer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Dr Muecke has a special interest in blindness prevention, ophthalmic research and education in the developing world. He was a co-founder and Director of the Vision Myanmar Program.

Just to show you some of the achievements James has received we pulled the following excerpt from the Sight For All website:

Dr Muecke received an ‘Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award’ by the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in 2011. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 and received a South Australian Community Achievement Award. In 2015 Dr Muecke was the recipient of the Ernst Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and he delivered the Hollows Lecture at the 2016 RANZCO Congress. In November 2019, Dr Muecke was announced SA Australian of the Year 2020 and was awarded Australian of the Year 2020 in Canberra on 25 January.

We hope you enjoy this episode. If you want to get in touch with James or contribute to the Sight For All foundation, please see the below details: