Associate Professor Robert John Jacobs
BSc(Optom), MSc(Optom), PhD Melbourne, GradDipBus(Health Management), Cert Oc Pharm Auckland, LOSc Australian College of Optometry
Robert Jacobs is as Associate Professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science.
From time to time he acts as an advisor in the area of visual ergonomics including visual problems within the aviation industry and vision standards.
Research | Current
Robert Jacobs is involved in the clinical vision sciences and has research interests in:
- Clinical vision research
- Clinical ocular prosthetics
Teaching | Current
Currently teaching clinical optometry, including low vision.
- Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
- Fellow, Australian College of Optometry
- Honorary member, New Zealand Association of Optometrists
- Bott medal (2007), New Zealand Optometric Vision Research Foundation
- HS Gilberd Medal (2014), New Zealand Association of Optometrists
- Member, New Zealand Order of Merit (2017)
- Editorial Board, Journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry
- Deputy Chair, Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Thompson, B., McKinlay, C. J. D., Chakraborty, A., Anstice, N. S., Jacobs, R. J., Paudel, N., ... Harding, J. E. (2017). Global motion perception is associated with motor function in 2-year-old children. Neuroscience letters, 658, 177-181. 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.08.062
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris McKinlay, Nicola Anstice, Jane Harding, Trecia Wouldes, Benjamin Thompson
- de Kok, D. S., Teh, R. O., Pillai, A., Connolly, M. J., Wilkinson, T. J., Moyes, S. A., ... Schiphof, D. (2017). What is the relationship between visual impairment and cognitive function in octogenarians?. The New Zealand medical journal, 130 (1460), 33-47.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marama Muru-Lanning, Ruth Teh, Avinesh Pillai, Martin Connolly, Simon Moyes, Ngaire Kerse
- McKinlay, C. J. D., Alsweiler, J. M., Anstice, N. S., Burakevych, N., Chakraborty, A., Chase, J. G., ... Jiang, Y. (2017). Association of Neonatal Glycemia With Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 4.5 Years. JAMA pediatrics10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1579
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane Alsweiler, Chris McKinlay, Nicola Anstice, Deborah Harris, Yannan Jiang, Benjamin Thompson, Trecia Wouldes, Jane Harding, Greg Gamble
- Paudel, N., Jacobs, R. J., Sloan, R., Denny, S., Shea, K., Thompson, B., & Anstice, N. (2017). Effect of simulated refractive error on adult visual acuity for paediatric tests. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 37 (4), 521-530. 10.1111/opo.12387
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Nicola Anstice
- Chakraborty, A., Anstice, N. S., Jacobs, R. J., Paudel, N., LaGasse, L. L., Lester, B. M., ... Thompson, B. (2017). Global motion perception is related to motor function in 4.5-year-old children born at risk of abnormal development. Vision research, 135, 16-25. 10.1016/j.visres.2017.04.005
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Anstice, Chris McKinlay, Jane Harding, Trecia Wouldes, Benjamin Thompson
- Paudel, N., Chakraborty, A., Anstice, N., Jacobs, R. J., Hegarty, J. E., Harding, J. E., & Thompson, B. (2017). Neonatal hypoglycaemia and visual development: A review. Neonatology, 112 (1), 47-52. 10.1159/000456705
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane Harding, Benjamin Thompson, Nicola Anstice
- Anstice, N. S., Jacobs, R. J., Simkin, S. K., Thomson, M., Thompson, B., & Collins, A. V. (2017). Do picture-based charts overestimate visual acuity? Comparison of Kay Pictures, Lea Symbols, HOTV and Keeler logMAR charts with Sloan letters in adults and children. PLoS ONE, 12 (2)10.1371/journal.pone.0170839
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Collins, Nicola Anstice, Benjamin Thompson, Samantha Simkin
- Junghans, B. M., Cochrane, A., Hendicott, P. L., Palagyi, A., & Jacobs, R. J. (2016). Gerontology and low vision services provided by Australasian optometrists. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA. 1 May - 5 May 2016. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. (pp. 2).