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)

  • Leung, M., Black, J., Bloomfield, F. H., Gamble, G. D., Harding, J. E., Jiang, Y., ... Wouldes, T. A. (2020). Effects of Neonatal Hyperglycemia on Retinopathy of Prematurity and Visual Outcomes at 7 Years of Age: A Matched Cohort Study. The Journal of pediatrics, 223, 42-50.e2. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.04.059
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Tottman, Myra Leung, Yannan Jiang, Frank Bloomfield, Jane Harding, Greg Gamble, Trecia Wouldes, Jane Alsweiler, Jen Rogers
  • Hamm, L. M., Black, J., Burn, H., Grey, C., Harwood, M., Peiris-John, R., ... Ramke, J. (2020). Interventions to promote access to eye care for non-Indigenous, non-dominant ethnic groups in high-income countries: a scoping review protocol. BMJ open, 10 (6)10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033775
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Matire Harwood, Roshini Peiris-John, Jacqueline Ramke
  • Findlay, R., Black, J., Anstice, N., Burge, A., & Leversha, A. (2020). The prevalence of refractive error and visual impairment among New Zealand children in a community with significant socioeconomic disadvantage: is current preschool vision screening effective?. The New Zealand medical journal, 133 (1513), 33-41.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Anstice
  • Findlay, R., Black, J., van der Werf, B., Chelimo, C., Grant, C. C., & Anstice, N. (2020). The effect of induced blur on the Beery-Buktenica developmental test of visual-motor integration and its supplemental tests. PloS one, 15 (8)10.1371/journal.pone.0237807
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bert van der Werf, Carol Chelimo, Cameron Grant, Nicola Anstice
  • Norouzifard, M., Black, J., Thompson, B., Klette, R., & Turuwhenua, J. (2020). A Real-Time Eye Tracking Method for Detecting Optokinetic Nystagmus. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 10.1007/978-3-030-41299-9_12
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Turuwhenua
  • South, J., Gao, T., Collins, A., Turuwhenua, J., & Black, J. (2019). Does size really matter? Aniseikonia in anisometropia and amblyopia. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yitian Tina Gao, Jason Turuwhenua
  • South, J., Gao, T., Collins, A., Turuwhenua, J., Robertson, K., & Black, J. (2019). Aniseikonia and anisometropia: implications for suppression and amblyopia. Clinical & experimental optometry, 102 (6), 556-565. 10.1111/cxo.12881
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Collins, Jay South, Yitian Tina Gao, Jason Turuwhenua
  • Hamm, L. M., Langridge, F., Black, J. M., Anstice, N. S., Vuki, M., Fakakovikaetau, T., ... Dakin, S. C. (2019). Evaluation of vision screening of 5-15-year-old children in three Tongan schools: comparison of The Auckland Optotypes and Lea symbols. Clinical & experimental optometry10.1111/cxo.12958
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Fiona Langridge, Lisa Hamm, Nicola Anstice, Cameron Grant, Steven Dakin

Contact details

Primary office location

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