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Associate Professor Scott Read

Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science


Associate Professor Scott Read
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Optometry - CDA
Discipline *
Optometry and Ophthalmology
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Background Scott Read is an Associate Professor in the School of Optometry and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at QUT. Dr Read graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Optometry with First Class Honours in 1997, and was awarded the QUT University Medal. He then worked in private optometry practice for six years. Dr Read returned to QUT in 2003 and began his PhD studies, funded through an Australian Postgraduate Research Award. He completed his PhD in 2006 under the supervision of Professor Michael Collins. His PhD thesis, “Corneal topography and the morphology of the palpebral fissure”, investigated, in detail, the normal shape of the cornea and morphology of the eyelids in the population, and examined the role of the eyelids in determining normal corneal shape. His thesis was awarded a QUT Faculty of Health Executive Dean’s commendation for higher degree research. He has presented his work at national and international conferences.   In 2012 Dr Read was awarded an Australian Research Council “Discovery Early Career Research Award”  to investigate the Role of  outdoor activities in myopia development. His current research interests include the investigation of diurnal variations in eye biometrics, ocular imaging and refractive error development. Research highlights Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory

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Awards and recognition

Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
The "Zeiss Young Investigator in Myopia Research Award" award recognizes young researchers for their distinguished research contribution in the field of myopia research, and is voted on by an international panel of senior myopia researchers. The award also involves the presentation of a keynote award lecture at the 15th International Myopia Conference (the Josh Wallman memorial lecture) held in Wenzhou, China in September 2015.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

The Role of Outdoor Activity in Myopia Development
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Vision; Myopia; Refractive Error