Professor Ecosse Lamoureux holds a tenured appointment with the Duke-NUS Medical School (Health Services and System Research Department) and professorial appointments with the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne. He is the Director of the Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology Platform at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI).
His research programme focuses on sensory impairment in the elderly; and the prevention, intervention, and outcomes research associated with eye diseases; aging; and diabetes microvascular complications. His research includes the implementation of novel RCTs; population-based epidemiological studies; new prevention and treatment models for vision impairment and eye care; adherence to management of eye diseases; and patient-centred outcomes. Importantly, his work has produced novel computer adaptive testing systems (a form of AI technology) to optimally assess the impact of eye diseases and associated treatment efficacies.
To date, his overall research activities have attracted over SG$40 million in competitive grant funding in Australia (Australian NHMRC, Australian ARC) and Singapore (Singapore NMRC). In addition, he has been awarded numerous fellowships such as the Australian NHMRC Career Fellowships, and the Singapore Clinician Scientist Award. He has over 400 publications in top international journals, and his international standing is supported by numerous invited oral presentations at international and regional conferences.
Professor Lamoureux is recognized locally and internationally for his research in population health; epidemiology; patient-centred outcomes; development of patient-reported outcome measures using modern psychometric theory, item banking, and computer adaptive testing; and quality of life outcomes in the elderly and underprivileged community groups. His current population-based and epidemiological cohort is a contemporary patient-centric study of the old and very old elderly individuals in Singapore with a specific focus on sensory impairment, sarcopenia, osteoporosis, frailty (physical and cognitive) and multimorbidity. He is also currently developing several item banks and computer adaptive testing systems for major eye conditions and diabetes.
Administrative Specialist (PA to Prof Ecosse)