Professor Christian Lueck

Senior Staff Specialist and Head, Department of Neurology, Canberra Hospital
Professor, ANU Medical School

Professor Lueck is an academic neurologist and head of the Department of Neurology at the Canberra Hospital. He is President of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia and Chair of the International Relations Committee of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He has worked with CIC (Professor Maddess) on various projects since he moved to Canberra in 2003.


Professor Lueck trained in medicine at Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK. He trained in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK before moving to Edinburgh, UK, as a consultant neurologist where he was also honorary senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. In 2003 he moved to Canberra where he has been Head of the Department of Neurology for 12 years. He received a national award for excellence in university teaching from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2010. He has a strong clinical interest in neuro-ophthalmology.


  • Neurology

Research interests

Neuro-ophthalmology: higher visual function, optic chiasm, idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Neurology: stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis.


Medicine in the MChD program.

Supervised students