Maria Markoulli is an Associate Professor and the Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW in Sydney, Australia. She was chair of the recently published Tear Film and Ocular Surface (TFOS) society Lifestyle report which reviewed the evidence on the impact of nutrition on the ocular surface. She was also on the pathophysiology sub-committee of the TFOS Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWSII), and the Contact Lens Discomfort workshop, and will be serving on TFOS DEWSIII. She is deputy editor for Clinical and Experimental Optometry, and a board member of The Ocular Surface. She is the Academic Lead of the UNSW Dry Eye Clinic.