Thomas G. Campbell, MD, MSc, PhD (??)
Phaco Mind Lab
I am a clinician-scientist at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the University of Queensland. I am interested in the psychological aspects of elite surgical performance. I am preparing a series of presentations on the role of deliberate practice in surgical training, on dealing with surgical anxiety and recovering confidence after surgical complications. I hope to provide insights from world-class surgeons, elite athletes, and other high performing individuals.
I completed an undergraduate degree in ecology at the University of Queensland before moving to the UK, where I completed an M.Sc and D.Phil in neuroscience at Oxford University. My DPhil research was in the neurobiology of decision making and its interconnections with anxiety. I then worked at St Cross College and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford as a research fellow in psychiatric genetics. In 2010, I returned to Australia and completed my medical degree at the University of Queensland. I am currently undertaking specialty training in ophthalmology through the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.