Professor Scott Read is Associate Professor and Director of Research in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Since the award of his PhD in 2006 for work examining ocular biometric factors contributing to corneal astigmatism, Professor Read has held a variety of primarily research intensive academic positions.
Professor Read has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers with the majority of his research focusing on ocular imaging and human myopia. His papers have featured in high impact international journals and have been widely cited. A feature of Professor Read’s work has been the coupling of high-resolution ocular imaging with novel image analyses in order to bring new insights to the myopia research field. This approach has resulted in a number of new discoveries regarding refractive error development and myopia, including the first evidence of a bi-directional choroidal response to retinal defocus in human subjects, and the first longitudinal measures of the choroidal and retinal changes associated with myopia during childhood eye growth. His work has also provided new insights into the role of environmental factors, such as ambient light exposure in the development of myopia.
His research findings have been presented at numerous international research conferences (over 40 conference presentations) including presentations at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Academy of Optometry, European Meeting in Visual and Physiological Optics, and the International Myopia Conference. Professor Read is also regularly invited to lecture at international clinical and vision research meetings.