Personal details

Dr Alexander Black
Senior Lecturer
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), Masters of Public Health (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, FAAO
  • Member of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

age-related macular degeneration, falls, falls prevention, falls risk factors, glaucoma, low vision, mobility, visual field loss, visual impairment

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


Dr Alex Black is a Lecturer in the School of Optometry & Vision Science at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia.  He received his PhD in Vision Science (QUT) in 2010, and completed a Masters of Public Health (University of Queensland) in 2012. Dr Black is engaged in the clinical training of optometry students. Dr Black is an optometrist and injury epidemiologist whose research focuses on the impact of vision impairment on everyday activities, such as walking and driving, especially older adults with age-related ocular conditions. engaged in the clinical training of optometry students.   Current active research interests include gaze behaviour when driving, night-time driving difficulties and pedestrian visibility. He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the American Academy of Optometry.
Academic Qualifications

  • 2010    Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2012    Master of Public Health, University of Queensland
  • 1995    Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry), Queensland University of Technology
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Undergraduate teaching

  • OPB656 – Assessment of Vision 6
  • OPN264 – Research Project
  • OPN361 – Evidence Based Optometry
  • OPN365 – Clinical Practice 9
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For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


  • Current HDR supervision

    • Ms Ursula White – Fear of Falling in Older Adults with Central Visual Impairment due to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (2012 – current, Part-time)
    • Mr Mahesh Dev – Low Luminance Vision and Function in Visually Impaired Older Adults Residing in Community (2017 – current)

    Completed HDR supervision

    • Dr Janessa Kimlin – Vision in Low Light Environments – Mesopic vision Tests, Ocular Characteristics and Night Driving Performance.  (2016)
    • Dr Samantha Sze Yee Lee – Eye movements and driving performance in older adults with visual impairment. (2017)

Current supervisions

  • Low Luminance Vision and Function in Older Adults with Visual Impairment from Age-related Macular Degeneration
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Joanne Wood

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)