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).