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)

  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47181
    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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48829
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Fiona Langridge, Lisa Hamm, Nicola Anstice, Cameron Grant, Steven Dakin
  • Burn, H., Black, J., Harwood, M., Gordon, I., Burnett, A. M., Hamm, L. M., ... Ramke, J. (2019). Eye care delivery models to improve access to eye care for Indigenous people in high-income countries: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ open, 9 (7)10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029214
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Matire Harwood, Jacqueline Ramke
  • Findlay, R., Black, J., & Anstice, N. (2019). Effect of induced blur on performance on the Beery VMI and its supplemental tests. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Vancouver, CANADA. 28 April - 2 May 2019. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. (pp. 2).
  • Black, J., Findlay, R., Leversha, A., Burge, A., & Anstice, N. (2019). Efficacy of preschool vision screening in New Zealand children in a community with significant socioeconomic disadvantage. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Vancouver, CANADA. 28 April - 2 May 2019. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. (pp. 3).
  • Gao, T. Y., Hamm, L. M., Black, J., Turnbull, P. R., Bex, P., Dai, S., & Dakin, S. C. (2019). Automated assessment of ocular deviations using a consumer-grade eye tracker and 3D display. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Vancouver, CANADA. 28 April - 2 May 2019. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. (pp. 3).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yitian Tina Gao, Phil Turnbull, Steven Dakin
  • Black, J. M., Jacobs, R. J., Phillips, J. R., & Acosta, M. L. (2019). The changing scope of Optometry in New Zealand: historical perspectives, current practice and research advances. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND, 49 (2), 188-204. 10.1080/03036758.2019.1587476
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robert Jacobs, John Phillips, Monica Acosta

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand