Dr Jacqueline Ramke

BAppSci(Optometry) QUT, MPH MHSM PhD UNSW.

Research | Current

  • Systematic review: Epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy in New Zealand
  • 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
  • Costing integration of Primary Eye Care in 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

Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group, Editor

BMC Ophthalmology, Associate Editor

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

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)

  • Mactaggart, I., Wallace, S., Ramke, J., Burton, M., Bastawrous, A., Limburg, H., ... Kuper, H. (2018). Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness for health service planning. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 96 (10), 726-728. 10.2471/BLT.18.217794
  • Ramke, J., Zwi, A. B., Silva, J. C., Mwangi, N., Rono, H., Gichangi, M., ... Gilbert, C. E. (2018). Evidence for national universal eye health plans. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 96 (10), 695-704. 10.2471/BLT.18.213686
  • Ramke, J., Palagyi, A., Kuper, H., & Gilbert, C. E. (2018). Assessment of Response Bias Is Neglected in Cross-Sectional Blindness Prevalence Surveys: A Review of Recent Surveys in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Ophthalmic epidemiology, 25 (5-6), 379-385. 10.1080/09286586.2018.1500613
  • Ramke, J., Evans, J. R., & Gilbert, C. E. (2018). Reducing inequity of cataract blindness and vision impairment is a global priority, but where is the evidence?. The British journal of ophthalmology, 102 (9), 1179-1181. 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-311985
  • Ramke, J., & Kyari, F. (2018). Strengthening eye health evidence for children in low-income and middle-income countries. The Lancet. Global health, 6 (8), e826-e827. 10.1016/s2214-109x(18)30269-9
  • Ibrahim, N., Ramke, J., Pozo-Martin, F., & Gilbert, C. E. (2018). Willingness to pay for cataract surgery is much lower than actual costs in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria. Ophthalmic epidemiology, 25 (3), 227-233. 10.1080/09286586.2017.1408845
  • 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., Palagyi, A., Petkovic, J., & Gilbert, C. E. (2018). Reporting of inequalities in blindness in low income and middle income countries: A review of cross sectional surveys. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 46 (1), 99-100. 10.1111/ceo.13001
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43859


Contact details

Primary office location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 4, Room 401
New Zealand

Social links

Web links