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)

  • Gao, T. Y., Guo, C. X., Babu, R. J., Black, J. M., Bobier, W. R., Chakraborty, A., ... Jiang, Y. (2018). Effectiveness of a Binocular Video Game vs Placebo Video Game for Improving Visual Functions in Older Children, Teenagers, and Adults With Amblyopia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA ophthalmology10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.6090
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Yannan Jiang, Cindy Guo
  • Leung, M. P., Thompson, B., Black, J., Dai, S., & Alsweiler, J. M. (2017). The effects of preterm birth on visual development. Clinical & experimental optometry10.1111/cxo.12578
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane Alsweiler, Myra Leung, Benjamin Thompson
  • Gao, T. Y., Guo, C. X., South, J., Black, J., Dai, S., Anstice, N., & Thompson, B. (2017). Resolution of anisometropic amblyopia in a 48-year-old with refractive correction alone. Clinical & experimental optometry, 100 (4), 392-395. 10.1111/cxo.12457
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yitian Tina Gao, Benjamin Thompson, Cindy Guo, Nicola Anstice
  • Hamm, L., Chen, Z., Li, J., Black, J., Dai, S., Yuan, J., ... Thompson, B. (2017). Interocular suppression in children with deprivation amblyopia. Vision research, 133, 112-120. 10.1016/j.visres.2017.01.004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Benjamin Thompson
  • Chang, L. Y.-L., Turuwhenua, J., Qu, T. Y., Black, J. M., & Acosta, M. L. (2017). Infrared Video Pupillography Coupled with Smart Phone LED for Measurement of Pupillary Light Reflex. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience, 1110.3389/fnint.2017.00006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34371
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lily Chang, Jason Turuwhenua, Monica Acosta
  • Guo, C. X., Babu, R. J., Black, J. M., Bobier, W. R., Lam, C. S. Y., Dai, S., ... Jiang, Y. (2016). Binocular treatment of amblyopia using videogames (BRAVO): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17 (1)10.1186/s13063-016-1635-3
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32766
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yannan Jiang, Benjamin Thompson, Cindy Guo, Natalie Walker, Varsha Parag, Yitian Tina Gao
  • Gao, T. Y., Ledgeway, T., Lie, A., Anstice, N., Black, J., McGraw, P., & Thompson, B. (2016). Continuous Flash Suppression in Amblyopia is Asymmetric and Non-selective for Stimulus Orientation. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA. 1 May - 5 May 2016. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. (pp. 3).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson
  • Chang, L. Y.-L., Acosta, M. L., & Black, J. (2016). Window to the central nervous system - Retinal examination for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Paper presented at ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA. 1 May - 5 May 2016. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science: Abstract Issue 2016. (pp. 2). Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lily Chang, Monica Acosta

Contact details

Primary location

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