Dr Jacqueline Ramke

BAppSci(Optometry) QUT, MPH MHSM PhD UNSW.

Research | Current

  • Non-response bias in blindness and visual impairment prevalence surveys
  • Use of evidence in national eye health plans
  • Epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy in New Zealand
  • Use of diabetes eye services in New Zealand
  • Geographic distribution of eye services in New Zealand
  • Costing integrated models of Primary Eye Care (Cambodia)


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

Editor, Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group

Associate Editor, BMC Ophthalmology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ramke, J., Kuper, H., Limburg, H., Kinloch, J., Zhu, W., Lansingh, V. C., ... Gilbert, C. E. (2018). Avoidable Waste in Ophthalmic Epidemiology: A Review of Blindness Prevalence Surveys in Low and Middle Income Countries 2000-2014. Ophthalmic epidemiology, 25 (1), 13-20. 10.1080/09286586.2017.1328067
  • Ramke, J., Petkovic, J., Welch, V., Blignault, I., Gilbert, C., Blanchet, K., ... Tugwell, P. (2017). Interventions to improve access to cataract surgical services and their impact on equity in low- and middle-income countries. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 1110.1002/14651858.cd011307.pub2
  • Ramke, J., & Gilbert, C. E. (2017). Universal eye health: are we getting closer?. The Lancet. Global health, 5 (9), e843-e844. 10.1016/s2214-109x(17)30302-9
  • Ramke, J., Palagyi, A., Petkovic, J., & Gilbert, C. (2017). Reporting of inequalities in blindness in low- and middle-income countries: a review of cross-sectional surveys. Clin Exp Ophthalmol10.1111/ceo.13001
  • Ramke, J., Qureshi, B., & Gilbert, C. E. (2017). To Realize Universal Eye Health We Must Strengthen Implementation Research. Middle East African journal of ophthalmology, 24 (2), 65-66. 10.4103/0974-9233.214183
  • Ramke, J., Zwi, A. B., Lee, A. C., Blignault, I., & Gilbert, C. E. (2017). Inequality in cataract blindness and services: moving beyond unidimensional analyses of social position. Br J Ophthalmol, 101 (4), 395-400. 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-309691
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Arier Lee
  • Ramke, J., Palagyi, A., Jordan, V., Petkovic, J., & Gilbert, C. E. (2017). Using the STROBE statement to assess reporting in blindness prevalence surveys in low and middle income countries. PLoS One, 12 (5)10.1371/journal.pone.0176178
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vanessa Jordan
  • Ramke, J., Gilbert, C. E., Lee, A. C., Ackland, P., Limburg, H., & Foster, A. (2017). Effective cataract surgical coverage: An indicator for measuring quality-of-care in the context of Universal Health Coverage. PLoS One, 12 (3)10.1371/journal.pone.0172342
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Arier Lee