Personal details

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Editorial Board Member: Optometry and Vision Science (since 2016)
  • Editorial Board Member: Clinical and Experimental Optometry (2011-2015)
  • Fellow American Academy of Optometry since 2012
  • Member Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology since 2011
  • Member Optometry Australia since 1997
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Scott Read is an Associate Professor and Director of Research in QUT’s School of Optometry and Vision Science. Following, the completion of his undergraduate optometry training in 1997, Scott worked in clinical optometry practice for 6 years, before returning to QUT to complete his PhD examining “Corneal topography and the morphology of the palpebral fissure”.  Since the award of his PhD in 2006, Scott has been involved in a wide scope of research activities, with a feature of his work being the use of high resolution optical imaging techniques to broaden our understanding of the normal anatomical and physiological properties of the anterior and posterior eye and changes associated with human myopia.

Associate Professor Read recently received the Zeiss Young Investigator Award in Myopia Research” for his distinguished contributions to the myopia research field.  The primary focus of Scott’s current research is to better understand the ocular and environmental factors underlying human myopia. Since 2005, Associate Professor Read has authored or co-authored over 100 research publications, including 1 scholarly book chapter, 67 peer-reviewed journal papers, 3 Editorials, and 35 refereed conference abstracts.  In his career to-date he has been successful in gaining substantial research funding, in excess of $1.3 million, from a variety of sources, including a prestigious 2012 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA Fellowship).

Scott has been a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 2012, and a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology since 2011.  He has also been an Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member for Clinical and Experimental Optometry and is currently an Editorial Board Member and a Topical Associate Editor for Optometry and Vision Science (the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry).

Research highlights Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Scott Read.


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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