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School of Optometry and Vision Science


Postgraduate research topics

The following is a list of research topics offered at the doctorate (PhD), masters and honours level.

  1. » Honours
  2. » Masters
  3. » PhD

Honours


Research Topics Supervisor/s details
Comparison of animal models of age related nuclear cataract Professor Paul Donaldson
p.donaldson@auckland.ac.nz
Mapping antioxidant transporter expression in the front of the eye Dr Julie Lim
j.lim@auckland.ac.nz
Electron microscopy of protein trafficking in the lens Dr Angus Grey
ac.grey@auckland.ac.nz
Modelling of lens function
Dr Ehsan Vaghefi
e.vaghefi@auckland.ac.nz
Development of aids for colour deficient optometrists Dr. Misha Vorobyev
m.vorobyev@auckland.ac.nz
Botox: as a tool for eye therapy? Dr Monica Acosta:
m.acosta@auckland.ac.nz
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Masters


Research Topics Supervisor/s details
Developing functiuonal assays to study membrane protein function in the core of the lens Professor Paul Donaldson
p.donaldson@auckland.ac.nz
Chromatic and achromatic vision in reef fish Dr. Misha Vorobyev
m.vorobyev@auckland.ac.nz
Colour preference in the honeybee Dr. Misha Vorobyev
m.vorobyev@auckland.ac.nz
Clinical tests for colour vision defects Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Defocus and visual function Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Visual characteristics of NZ population groups Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Assessment of refractive error in low vision Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Clinical research topics in optometry Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
How does a cell die? Analysis of photoreceptor cells Dr Monica Acosta: m.acosta@auckland.ac.nz
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PhD


Research Topics Supervisor/s details
Functional characterization of glucose transporters in the lens Professor Paul Donaldson
p.donaldson@auckland.ac.nz
Visualization of cell signaling pathways in the ocular lens Professor Paul Donaldson
p.donaldson@auckland.ac.nz
Functional characterization of the cystine/glutamate exchanger in the lens: a potential therapy to delay age related nuclear cataract? Dr.Julie Lim
j.lim@auckland.ac.nz
Functional mapping of purinergic signalling pathways in the lens Professor Paul Donaldson
p.donaldson@auckland.ac.nz
Studying membrane protein function in the core of the lens Professor Paul Donaldson
p.donaldson@auckland.ac.nz
Antioxidant strategies to prevent age related nuclear cataract Dr Julie Lim
j.lim@auckland.ac.nz
Investigation of physiological mechanisms that regulate normal eye growth Dr John Phillips
j.phillips@auckland.ac.nz
Investigation of methods for Inhibition of myopia progression in children. Dr John Phillips
j.phillips@auckland.ac.nz
Colour deficiency and colour judgement Dr Misha Vorobyev
m.vorobyev@auckland.ac.nz
Visual characteristics of NZ population groups Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Defocus and visual function Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Clinical tests for colour vision defects. Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Assessment of refractive error in low vision Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Research topics in clinical optometry Assoc Prof Rob Jacobs
r.jacobs@auckland.ac.nz
Vesicular transport in eye disesases Dr.Monica Acosta m.acosta@auckland.ac.nz
Neurochemistry of an animal model of retinal degeneration Dr.Monica Acosta m.acosta@auckland.ac.nz
Biological glass: The molecular and cellur determinations of the optical properties of the ocular lens

Dr.Ehsan Vaghefi
e.vaghefi@auckland.ac.nz

Digital design of therapies to combat age related nuclear cataract Dr.Ehsan Vaghefi
e.vaghefi@auckland.ac.nz
Creating a full 3D anatomically correct model of the ocular lens

Professor Paul Donaldson
p.donaldson@auckland.ac.nz

Dr.Ehsan Vaghefi
e.vaghefi@auckland.ac.nz

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