Dr Jacqueline Ramke

BAppSci(Optometry) QUT, MPH MHSM PhD UNSW.

Research | Current

  • Use of diabetes eye services in New Zealand: analysis of national routinely collected data
  • Visual impairment among people attending diabetic retinal screening in South Auckland: analysis of routinely collected data
  • Scoping review: Models of service delivery to improve access to eye care for Indigenous populations
  • Scoping review: Models of service delivery to improve access to eye care for ethnic minorities in high-income countries
  • Geographic distribution of eye services in New Zealand
  • Gender and eye health: an overview of systematic reviews


Research interests

  • Equity and eye health
  • Differential access to eye health services
  • Avoidable waste in eye health research
  • Strengthening the collection and reporting of eye health monitoring and research information to promote equity

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health, Commissioner

World Health Organization, Technical Working Group Member to develop the Package of Comprehensive Eyecare Interventions

Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group, Editor

Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Editorial Board Member

BMC Ophthalmology, Associate Editor

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, Gender Equity Working Group Member

International Society of Geographic and Epidemiological Ophthalmologists, Vice President

Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB), Technical Advisory Group Member

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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, Joanna Black, Matire Harwood, Roshini Peiris-John
  • Yashadhana, A., Zhang, J. H., Yasmin, S., Morjaria, P., Holland, P., Faal, H., ... Ramke, J. (2020). Action needed to improve equity and diversity in global eye health leadership. Eye (London, England), 34 (6), 1051-1054. 10.1038/s41433-020-0843-y
  • McCormick, I., Mactaggart, I., Bastawrous, A., Burton, M. J., & Ramke, J. (2020). Effective refractive error coverage: an eye health indicator to measure progress towards universalhealth coverage. Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 40 (1), 1-5. 10.1111/opo.12662
  • Burton, M. J., Faal, H. B., Ramke, J., Ravilla, T., Holland, P., Wang, N., ... Foster, A. (2019). Announcing The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health. The Lancet. Global Health, 7 (12), e1612-e1613. 10.1016/s2214-109x(19)30450-4
  • Buchan, J. C., Dean, W. H., Ramke, J., & Burton, M. J. (2019). The inverse-research law of eye health. Eye (London, England), 33 (12), 1976-1977. 10.1038/s41433-019-0528-6
  • Ramke, J., Kyari, F., Mwangi, N., Piyasena, M., Murthy, G., & Gilbert, C. E. (2019). Cataract Services are Leaving Widows Behind: Examples from National Cross-Sectional Surveys in Nigeria and Sri Lanka. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (20).10.3390/ijerph16203854
  • Ramke, J., Jordan, V., Vincent, A. L., Harwood, M., Murphy, R., & Ameratunga, S. (2019). Diabetic eye disease and screening attendance by ethnicity in New Zealand: A systematic review. Clinical & experimental ophthalmology, 47 (7), 937-947. 10.1111/ceo.13528
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49139
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrea Vincent, Vanessa Jordan, Matire Harwood, Rinki Murphy
  • 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, Joanna Black, Matire Harwood


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89 GRAFTON RD - Bldg 534
Level G, Room G02
New Zealand

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