Dr Alexis Ceecee Britten-Jones (formerly Alexis Ceecee Zhang; also known as Ceecee) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is also an Australian AHPRA-registered optometrist.
Dr Ceecee Britten-Jones completed her Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Auckland, where she graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded both a Senior Scholar Award and a Dean’s Medal. She then completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne on corneal nerves, ocular nutrition, and diabetes.
Dr Ceecee Britten-Jones’ current research focus is on improving the understanding and management of inherited eye diseases. You can read more about her research on the research projects page.
Dr Ceecee Britten-Jones has research expertise in clinical study design and systematic reviews, and she is currently learning about advanced image analysis using R and Matlab, commercialisation and translation of ocular therapeutics, and qualitative research methods.
Dr Ceecee Britten-Jones has clinical interests in corneal diseases and specialty contact lens fitting for corneal ectasias. Her other affiliated engagements include being a steering committee member of the Cochrane Collaboration Early Career Professionals group and a member of the international Tear Film Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) Lifestyle Workshop. Dr Ceecee Britten-Jones is also a mentor to students and optometry clinicians, and a 2021-2022 veski Victoria Fellow.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Melbourne
Honorary Research Fellow
Centre for Eye Research Australia
Australian College of Optometry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Optometry (First class honours)
University of Auckland
Inherited Retinal Diseases
Inherited retinal diseases are the leading cause of blindness in younger adults in Australia. Dr Britten-Jones is working on several clinical projects to improve the diagnosis of inherited retinal diseases. Her key projects are on investigating genetic and phenotypic characteristics of inherited retinal diseases and understanding patient perspectives of early vision loss. She is also collaborating on studies using adaptive optics to identify new imaging outcomes for gene therapy clinical trials.
Systematic reviews & Evidence synthesis
Systematic reviews bring together information from a range of sources to provide evidence for practice and research. Dr Britten-Jones has published systematic reviews on a range of topics in ophthalmology and medicine and is particularly interested in the different methods used to synthesise evidence. She is also a member of the Cochrane Early Careers Professionals Steering Committee and Evidence Quality Subcommittee in the 2022 Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society global workshop.
Clinical education & Communication
Dr Britten-Jones loves sharing and communicating her work. She enjoys presenting at scientific conferences and has delivered educational content for several optometry professional bodies, including Optometry Australia and Corneal and Contact Lens Society Australia. Dr Britten-Jones has written professional development articles for professional publications in Australia, NZ, and the UK. She is always happy to be contacted for clinical education.