B Optom. (Hons) FACBO.
Nick Hansen graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1977 and then becoming involved in Paediatric Optometry with a main interest being the treatment of children with strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye) and visually related learning disabilities. In this area, he has published numerous papers and spoken at various Optometric and Educational Courses both Nationally and Internationally.
Nick Hansen has been a visiting lecturer to the School of Optometry at the University of New South Wales, lecturing in postgraduate Optometry Masters Course. In 1988, he was awarded a Fellowship to the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists and is a Past-President of the College. In 1997 he became the first optometrist in Australia to be awarded the title of Behavioural Optometry Specialist by the NSW Board of Optometric Registration. In 1999 he was then elected the first Chairman of the Intercontinental Federation for Behavioral Optometry (IFBO). In 2005 he was awarded the Woodland Memorial Award in recognition of altruistic service and outstanding contributions to Behavioural Optometry in Australasia.
Nick Hansen has also lectured across the country in Optometric Practice Management and in 2007 became the Chairman of The Australian Optometric Panel, which is a practice management forum and optometric industry focus group.