Dr Joanna Mary Black

PhD, CertOcPharm, BOptom (Hons), BSc

Biography

I graduated as an optometrist in 2005, and then went on to complete the certificate in ocular pharmacology. My PhD research was investigating the Labrador Retriever as a model of naturally occurring myopia.

In the past I have been involved in teaching various undergraduate optometry courses at a 2nd and 3rd year level including clinical optometry, ocular pathology, and applied optics and dispensing. I am currently involved in teaching binocular vision and paediatric optometry. Since graduating, I have also worked as an optometrist part-time in general private practice.

Research | Current

My current research is looking at new treatment regimes for amblyopia, including amblyopia treatment in adults.

Teaching | Current

I am currently involved in teaching binocular vision and paediatric optometry.

In the past I have been involved in teaching various undergraduate optometry courses at a 2nd and 3rd year level including clinical optometry, ocular pathology, and applied optics and dispensing.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hamm, L. M., Mistry, K., Black, J. M., C Grant, C., & Dakin, S. C. (2019). Impact of Children's Postural Variation on Viewing Distance and Estimated Visual Acuity. Translational vision science & technology, 8 (1)10.1167/tvst.8.1.16
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steven Dakin, Lisa Hamm
  • Hamm, L. M., Boluk, K. A., Black, J. M., Dai, S., & Thompson, B. (2019). Phenomenological approach to childhood cataract treatment in New Zealand using semi-structured interviews: How might we improve provision of care. BMJ Open, 9 (1).10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024869
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Benjamin Thompson
  • Hamm, L. M., Anstice, N. S., Black, J. M., & Dakin, S. C. (2018). Recognition acuity in children measured using The Auckland Optotypes. Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 38 (6), 596-608. 10.1111/opo.12590
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Nicola Anstice, Steven Dakin
  • Gao, T. Y., Ledgeway, T., Lie, A. L., Anstice, N., Black, J., McGraw, P. V., & Thompson, B. (2018). Orientation Tuning and Contrast Dependence of Continuous Flash Suppression in Amblyopia and Normal Vision. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 59 (13), 5462-5472. 10.1167/iovs.18-23954
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yitian Tina Gao, Alyssa Lie, Benjamin Thompson, Nicola Anstice
  • Leung, M., Poppe, T., Tottman, A., Thompson, B., Black, J., Harding, J., ... Alsweiler, J. (1/7/2018). The effect of neonatal hyperglycaemia on visual acuity and ocular biometry in children born very preterm. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Myra Leung, Tanya Poppe, Anna Tottman, Benjamin Thompson, Jane Harding, Frank Bloomfield, Jane Alsweiler
  • Black, J., Davidson, B., Field, B., Mathan, J., & Anstice, N. S. (1/7/2018). How repeatable are measures of heterophoria? Implications for clinical practice. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Anstice
  • Hamm, L. M., Chen, Z., Li, J., Dai, S., Black, J., Yuan, J., ... Thompson, B. (2018). Contrast-balanced binocular treatment in children with deprivation amblyopia. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 101 (4), 541-552. 10.1111/cxo.12630
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44638
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Benjamin Thompson
  • (2018). Neonatal Nutritional Intake in Preterm Babies and Visual Outcomes at Seven Years of Age. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 10.1111/jpc.13882_74
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Myra Leung, Tanya Poppe, Anna Tottman, Benjamin Thompson, Jane Harding, Frank Bloomfield, Jane Alsweiler

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 3, Room 351
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand