Dr Amanda Douglass



Senior Lecturer, Optometry and Vision Science


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus



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Effect of laser eye protection devices on color perception

K Coffey, L Abel, R Karas, M Gavrilescu, A Douglass

(2023), Vol. 40, pp. A9-A15, Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, United States, C1

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A guide to optometrists for appraising and using artificial intelligence in clinical practice.

Timothy Murphy, James Armitage, Peter van Wijngaarden, Larry Abel, Amanda Douglass

(2023), pp. 1-11, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, London, Eng., C1

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Demographics and distribution of the optometry profession in Australia: 2011 to 2019

Jane Duffy, Jacqueline Kirkman, Craig Woods, Amanda Douglass

(2022), pp. 1-9, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, London, Eng., C1

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Effects of tracker location on the accuracy and precision of the Gazepoint GP3 HD for spectacle wearers

T Murphy, L Abel, J Armitage, A Douglass

(2022), Behavior Research Methods, United States, C1

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Demographics and distribution of new entrants to the optometry profession in Australia

J Duffy, A Douglass, D Hammond, C Woods

(2021), Vol. 104, pp. 222-228, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, United States, C1

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The Equivalency of the Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope Simulator to Peer Practice: A Pilot Study

A Douglass, K Cham, A Jaworski, A Maillet, A Cochrane, J Armitage

(2021), Vol. 98, pp. 1239-1247, Optometry and vision science, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Knowledge, perspectives and clinical practices of Australian optometrists in relation to childhood myopia

A Douglass, P Keller, M He, L Downie

(2020), Vol. 103, pp. 155-166, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, London, Eng., C1

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AmblyopiaVR: immersive game-based virtual reality system for the treatment of amblyopia

S Greuter, A Douglass, R Woodcock, G Sampson, L Torre, L Chong, J Armitage, S Backhouse

(2020), pp. 1-5, ACSW '20 : Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Visual search in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia

A Douglass, M Walterfang, D Velakoulis, L Abel

(2019), Vol. 72, pp. 1303-1312, Journal of alzheimer's disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Changes in physiological parameters induced by optical misalignment in night vision binocular devices

M Gavrilescu, R Karas, A Douglass, L Abel, P Gibbs

(2019), Vol. 11019, pp. 110190F-1-110190F-18, SPIE : Situation awareness in degraded environments : Proceedings of SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, Baltimore, Md., E1


Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia performance on a range of saccadic tasks

A Douglass, M Walterfang, D Velakoulis, L Abel

(2018), Vol. 65, pp. 231-242, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Netherlands, C1

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What do patients think about the role of optometrists in providing advice about smoking and nutrition?

L Downie, A Douglass, D Guest, P Keller

(2017), Vol. 37, pp. 202-211, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, England, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Colour vision and displays - Collaborative Agreement - MYIP9004

Dr Amanda Douglass, Dr David Hammond

DSTO Grant - Research - Defence Science & Technology Organisation

  • 2020: $105,663

Advanced displays for future pilot - Phase 2

Dr Amanda Douglass, A/Prof Larry Abel, A/Prof Shady Mohamed, A/Prof Houshyar Asadi, Dr Darius Nahavandi

DSTO contract

  • 2022: $16,457
  • 2021: $142,739

Optimisation of visual display technology for elite pilots.

Dr Amanda Douglass, A/Prof Larry Abel, Miss Kate Coffey, A/Prof Shady Mohamed, A/Prof Houshyar Asadi, Dr Darius Nahavandi, Prof Asim Bhatti

Department of Defence

  • 2023: $42,210
  • 2022: $156,780

Industry and Other Funding

Using e-learning and simulation-based modules to mitigate risks for optometrists and improve patient outcomes.

Dr Alexandra Jaworski, Mr Luke Arundel, Dr Amanda Douglass, Dr Kwang Meng Cham, Prof James Armitage

Victorian Optometrists Training and Education Trust

  • 2021: $9,500

Examining colour usage in next generation displays when using Laser Eye Protection - maximising visual attention capacity and reducing cognitive burden.

Dr Amanda Douglass, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Mr Ben Armitage, A/Prof Houshyar Asadi, A/Prof Shady Mohamed, Dr Darius Nahavandi

Office of Naval Research Global

  • 2023: $20,940
  • 2022: $86,014
  • 2021: $46,597


Associate Supervisor

Aseel Mahmood Ibrahim Al-Mashahedah

Thesis entitled: Nanoparticle Therapeutics to Target Corneal Scarring, Haze, and Bacterial Keratitis

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine