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Biography

INSTITUTION

DEGREE

YEAR

FIELD OF STUDY

ANU

ANU

BSc

BSc (Honours)*

1979

1980

Mathematics

Neuropsychology

ANU

PhD

1985

Vision Science

The University of Paris

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

1985

Vision Science

Flinders University

Graduate Diploma /Masters

1997

Management

* Dux

 

Positions at UN

1987, 1992-     Lecturer, Senior Lecturer

1996-2000       Head, Department of Psychology

2000-                Head, Vision Sciences Group, University of Newcastle

 

Selected Example Honorary Positions

1994-1996       Member of Council, International Union of Psychological Sciences

1995-1998       Sitting Member, NSW Parliament, Animal Research Review Panel

1996-1999       Member of University Council, University of Newcastle

1990-2000       Board Member then Co-Editor, International Journal of Comparative Psychology

2005                 Local Organizing Committee, International Congress of Eye Research

2008-2014      Local Organizing Committee, International Myopia Congress

2010                Visiting Scholar Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

2000-2012      Visiting Professor, City University of New York, New York, USA

 

 

Qualifications

  • PhD, Australian National University

Research

Research keywords

  • Binocular Vision
  • Comparative Optics and Optical Models
  • Eye Movements
  • Myopia
  • Neuroscience and Molecular Biology of Eye Disease
  • Optic nerve
  • Psychophysics
  • Retina
  • Vision Sciences
  • Visual Attention

Research expertise

My current research interests are in mechanisms underlying myopia (short sightedness); degeneration in the retina; bioengineering and molecular gene expression in mammalian sclera and retina; retinal processing of blur; and visual attention pathways.

I have research expertise in ultrasound imaging, optical modelling, small animal brain and ocular surgery, immunohistochemistry, gene expression, pharmacology, measuring animal behaviour and psychophysics.

My general research interests include other topics in Vision Science including:

Development of Vision and Visual Perception

Eye Movements and Visual Attention

Optics and imaging

Comparative vision in birds and mammals

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Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170199Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified55
111399Optometry And Ophthalmology Not Elsewhere Classified30
111699Medical Physiology Not Elsewhere Classified15

Collaboration

My research expertise is in the area of Vision Science using a range of methods including mathematical, optical, physiological, psychophysics, optical, imaging, biological, surgical, immunohistochemisry, molecular and gene analysis and tissue engineering.

We are interested in the neurobiology underlying ocular disorders, and have developed effective models to study myopia and refractive disorders.

A video highlighting one of our interests is shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_77kaYMo2pw

The Vision Sciences group welcomes collaborations from those with interests or expertise in neuroanatomy, molecular biology, ophtometry, ophthalmology and surgery, physicists and biomedical engineers.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Management: Past Head of School and Degree in Public Sector Management

Head of Vision Sciences Laboratory

Animal Ethics: University Committee Member for 6 years; Past Member of ARRP (NSW Parlimentary Accreditation Committee)

Journal Editorship

Executive Member: International Meetings and Societies

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • 4th Year seminar: Advertising and consumer manipulation
  • 4th Year seminar: Neuroplasticity
  • Biological Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Statistics and Methodology
  • Visual Perception

Teaching expertise

2013:

PSYC4000 (Advanced Methdology);

PSYC4400/PSYC4500/PSYC6740/PSYC6750;

4th Year Seminar in Advanced Topics in Neuroscience

4th Year Research Conference

In previous years:

Statistics and Methodology

Visual Sciences

Visual Perception

Research Training

Biological Psychology and Neuroscience

Evolutionary Psychology

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1994McFadden SA, 'The avian eye view. Ed: Section I, pg 1-98.', In: Vision, Brain and Behavior in Birds (H.-J. Bischof and H.P. Zeigler, Eds), MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts; London, USA, UK 1-98 (1994) [B1]
1995Wallman J, McFadden SA, 'Monkey eyes grow into focus', Nature Medicine, 1, 737-739 (1995) [C1]
2009Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'Spectacle lens compensation in the pigmented guinea pig', Vision Research, 49 219-227 (2009) [C1]
2004McFadden SA, Howlett MC, Mertz JR, 'Retinoic acid signals the direction of ocular elongation in the guinea pig eye', Vision Research, 44 643-653 (2004) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2001McFadden SA, Wallman J, 'Ch 2. Shifts of attention and saccades are very similar. Are they causally linked?', Vision and Attention, Springer-Verlag, New York 333 (2001) [B1]
1994McFadden SA, 'The avian eye view. Ed: Section I, pg 1-98.', In: Vision, Brain and Behavior in Birds (H.-J. Bischof and H.P. Zeigler, Eds), MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts; London, USA, UK 1-98 (1994) [B1]

Journal article (28 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Khan A, McFadden SA, Harwood M, Wallman J, 'Salient Distractors Can Induce Saccade Adaptation', JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, (2014) [C1]
2014McFadden SA, Tse DY, Bowrey HE, Leotta AJ, Lam CS, Wildsoet CF, To CH, 'Integration of defocus by dual power Fresnel lenses inhibits myopia in the mammalian eye.', Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 55 908-917 (2014) [C1]
2014Ashby RS, Zeng G, Leotta AJ, Tse DY, McFadden SA, 'Egr-1 mRNA expression is a marker for the direction of mammalian ocular growth.', Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 55 5911-5921 (2014)
2013Leotta AJ, Bowrey HE, Zeng G, McFadden SA, 'Temporal properties of the myopic response to defocus in the guinea pig', OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 33 227-244 (2013) [C1]
2013Zeng G, Bowrey HE, Fang J, Qi Y, McFadden SA, 'The development of eye shape and the origin of lower field myopia in the guinea pig eye', VISION RESEARCH, 76 77-88 (2013) [C1]
2011Saul ME, Thomas PA, Dosen PJ, Isbister GK, O'Leary MA, Whyte IM, et al., 'A pharmacological approach to first aid treatment for snakebite', Nature Medicine, 17 809-811 (2011) [C1]
2011Tarutta E, Chua W-H, Young T, Goldschmidt E, Saw S-M, Rose KA, et al., 'Myopia: Why study the mechanisms of myopia? Novel approaches to risk factors signalling eye growth- how could basic biology be translated into clinical insights? Where are genetic and proteomic approaches leading? How does visual function contribute to and interact with ametropia? Does eye shape matter? Why ametropia at all?', Optometry and Vision Science, (2011) [E3]
2010Li C, McFadden SA, Morgan I, Cui D, Hu J, Wan W, Zeng J, 'All-trans retinoic acid regulates the expression of the extracellular matrix protein fibulin-1 in the guinea pig sclera and human scleral fibroblasts', Molecular Vision, 16 689-697 (2010) [C1]
2010Avila N, McFadden SA, 'A detailed paraxial schematic eye for the White Leghorn chick', Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 196 825-940 (2010) [C1]
2009Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'Spectacle lens compensation in the pigmented guinea pig', Vision Research, 49 219-227 (2009) [C1]
2008Beuerman RW, McFadden SA, 'Symposium 11: Do we need any more animal models to study myopia, and which are the best?', Optometry and Vision Science, 86 65 (2008) [E3]
2007Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'Emmetropization and schematic eye models in developing pigmented guinea pigs', Vision Research, 47 1178-1190 (2007) [C1]
2006McFadden SA, Howlett MC, Mertz JR, Wallman J, 'Acute effects of dietary retinoic acid on ocular components in the growing chick', Experimental Eye Research, 83 949-961 (2006) [C1]
2006Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'Form-deprivation myopia in the guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)', Vision Research, 46 267-283 (2006) [C1]
2005Rounsley KJ, McFadden SA, 'Limits of visual acuity in the frontal field of the rock pigeon (Columba livia)', Perception, 34 983-993 (2005) [C1]
2004McFadden SA, Howlett MC, Mertz JR, 'Retinoic acid signals the direction of ocular elongation in the guinea pig eye', Vision Research, 44 643-653 (2004) [C1]
2002McFadden SA, Khan A, Wallman J, 'Gain adaptation of exogenous shifts of visual attention', Vision Research, 42 2709-2726 (2002) [C1]
2001McFadden SA, Shields BN, Rounsley KJ, 'Local accommodation in a lateral eyed bird facilitates seeing simultaneously in two different places in space', Journal of Vision, 1 (2001) [C1]
2001Wallman J, Khan A, Yun R, McFadden S, 'The spatial scale of attention affects adaptation of saccadic gain', Journal of Vision, 1 (2001) [C1]
1997McFadden SA, Grayson N, 'Wallpaper contrast induces myopia', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 38 2157-2157 (1997)
1996McFadden SA, Wallman J, 'Plasticity of the eye: What you see is what you get', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 31 4202-4202 (1996)
1996McFadden SA, Rounsley K, 'Set focal planes in a granivorous bird', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 37 768-768 (1996)
1995Wallman J, McFadden SA, 'Monkey eyes grow into focus', Nature Medicine, 1, 737-739 (1995) [C1]
1995MCFADDEN S, WALLMAN J, 'GUINEA-PIG EYE GROWTH COMPENSATES FOR SPECTACLE LENSES', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 36 S758-S758 (1995)
1987MCFADDEN SA, 'THE BINOCULAR DEPTH STEREOACUITY OF THE PIGEON AND ITS RELATION TO THE ANATOMICAL RESOLVING POWER OF THE EYE', VISION RESEARCH, 27 1967-1980 (1987)
1986MCFADDEN SA, WILD JM, 'BINOCULAR DEPTH-PERCEPTION IN THE PIGEON', JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR, 45 149-160 (1986)
1985MCFADDEN SA, REYMOND L, 'A FURTHER LOOK AT THE BINOCULAR VISUAL-FIELD OF THE PIGEON (COLUMBA-LIVIA)', VISION RESEARCH, 25 1741-1746 (1985)
1981MCFADDEN S, 'OUABAIN DISRUPTION OF CONDITIONED VISUAL AVERSIONS IN CHICKENS - NOT SHORT-TERM-MEMORY INTERFERENCE', BIRD BEHAVIOUR, 3 105-106 (1981)
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Conference (50 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014McFadden SA, Medcalf C, Zeng G, Holdsworth JL, 'Comprehensive lesions of the retina surrounding the optic nerve enhance elongation and cause myopia in the guinea pig eye', http://www.arvo.org/Annual_Meeting/2014/program/Program_Summary/, Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida. (2014)

Co-authors: JOHN HOLDSWORTH

2013Bowrey H, Zeng G, Leotta A, Wildsoet C, McFadden S, 'The effect of two-zone concentric bifocal lenses on refractive error and eye shape in guinea pigs', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Washington, DC (2013) [E3]
2013McFadden S, Tse D, To C, Wildsoet C, 'Ocular growth guided by dual focal fresnel lenses requires an intact optic nerve', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Washington, DC (2013) [E3]
2013McFadden SA, 'Temporal and Spatial Constraint on Ocular Growth and Myopia in the Mammalian Eye', Yes, University of California, Berkeley (2013) [E3]
2013Zeng G, McFadden S, 'Inhibition in peripheral scleral lengthening during the development of myopia in the guinea pig', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Washington, DC (2013) [E3]
2012Zeng G, Bowrey HE, Fang J, Qi Y, McFadden SA, 'The Development And Source Of Lower Field Myopia In The Guinea Pig Eye', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2012) [E3]
2012McFadden SA, Metse A, Bowrey HE, 'The Relationship between Myopia, Spatial Frequency Deprivation and Luminance in the Guinea Pig Eye', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2012) [E3]
2012Bowrey HE, Zeng G, Wildsoet C, McFadden SA, 'Eye Shape Changes After Plus And Minus Lens Wear In The Guinea Pig', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2012) [E3]
2011Zeng G, McFadden SA, 'Changes in Eye Shape During the Development of Form Deprivation Myopia in the Guinea Pig', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2011) [E3]
2011McFadden SA, Gambrill R, Leotta AJ, Bowrey HE, Zeng G, 'Inhibition of GABAc Slows Ocular Growth and Myopia in the Mammalian Eye', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2011) [E3]
2011Leotta AJ, Bowrey HE, McFadden SA, 'Characteristics of the Response to Myopic Defocus in a Mammalian Eye', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2011) [E3]
2011Kisilak ML, Bunghardt K, Campbell MC, Irving EL, McFadden SA, 'Optical Properties and Accommodation in the Guinea Pig Eye', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2011) [E3]
2011Chun RKM, Tse DYY, Zuo B, Li KK, Zhang G, Liu Q, et al., 'Proteome Analysis Of Guinea Pig Retina During Recovery From Lens-induced Myopia', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2011) [E3]
2011Ashby RS, Zeng G, Leotta A, McFadden SA, 'Changes in Egr-1 Expression in the Guinea Pig Retina in Response to Negative Lens-wear', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2011) [E3]
2011Leotta AJ, McFadden SA, 'The effect of free viewing on the inhibition of myopia in the guinea pig', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Canberra (2011) [E3]
2011Ashby R, McFadden SA, 'Egr-1 mRNA expression is a strong activity marker for changes in the rate of ocular growth', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Canberra (2011) [E3]
2011McFadden SA, Gambrill R, Leotta AJ, Bowrey HE, Zeng G, 'TPMPA inhibits ocular growth and myopia in the mammalian eye', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Canberra (2011) [E3]
2011Bowrey HE, Leotta AJ, Wildsoet C, McFadden SA, 'The effect of peripheral defocus on central eye growth and refractive error in the guinea pig', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Canberra (2011) [E3]
2010McFadden SA, Coassin M, Mattson MS, Howlett MH, Kornfield JA, Schwartz DM, 'Scleral Strengthening Inhibits Ocular Elongation and Induces an Alternative Response to Form Deprivation Myopia', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010Romero del HombreBueno J, Lee EJ, De Juan J, Grzywacz NM, McFadden SA, 'Reduction in Nitric Oxide Synthase Immunoreactivity in Myopic Guinea-Pig Retinas', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010Zeng G, McFadden SA, 'Regional Variation in Susceptibility to Myopia From Partial Form Deprivation in the Guinea Pig', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010Wildsoet CF, McFadden SA, 'Optic Nerve Section Does Not Prevent Form Deprivation-Induced Myopia or Recovery From it in the Mammalian Eye', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010Tse DY, Bowrey HE, To CH, Wildsoet CF, McFadden SA, 'Modulation of Mammalian Ocular Growth and Myopia Progression With Competing Defocus', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2009McFadden SA, Wildsoet C, 'Mammalian Eyes Need an Intact Optic Nerve to Detect the Sign of Defocus During Emmetropisation', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2009) [E3]
2008McFadden SA, Stockings E, Leotta AJ, Schwartz DM, Mattson MS, Kornfield JA, 'Retinoic acid and the control of scleral structure in a mammalian model of myopia', XVIII International Congress for Eye Research, Beijing, China (2008) [E3]
2008McFadden SA, 'The guinea pig eye as a model for studying ocular development and myopia', 12th International Myopia Conference: Program and Abstracts, Palm Cove, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008Bowrey HE, McFadden SA, 'Decay time of the signalunderlying myopia interacts with length of exposure to hyperopic defocus in the chick', 12th International Myopia Conference: Program and Abstracts, Palm Cove, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008McFadden SA, Gulliver L, Leotta AJ, Howlett MC, 'Range of spectacle lens compensation in the guinea pig', Eyes on Innovation: ARVO 2008 Annual Meeting: Program Summary, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2008) [E3]
2008McFadden SA, 'Animal models of myopia: An example of sensory feedback', Festschrift for Lesley J. Rogers: Symposium Program, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Leotta AJ, McFadden SA, 'Temporal properties of repeated hyperopic defocus in the guinea pig eye', 12th International Myopia Conference: Program and Abstracts, Palm Cove, QLD (2008) [E3]
2007McFadden SA, Cuskelly R, 'Short periods of plus lens-wear overrides the myopiagenic effects of minus-lens wear in guineapigs', Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2007) [E3]
2006McFadden SA, 'The function of focus in birds: Where can the avian eye see?', Journal of Ornithology , V147 5) Suppl 1: Proceedings of the XXIV International Ornithological Congress, Hamburg, Germany (2006) [E3]
2006McFadden SA, 'The Effect of Hypothyroidism on Eye Growth and Emmetropisation in the Chick', Proceedings of the Myopia & Visual Science Academy Conference Vision Science Journal Forum, Wenzhou, China (2006) [E3]
2006Rounsley KJ, McFadden SA, 'Active corneal accommodation in the Rock Dove', Journal of Ornithology, V147(5) Suppl 1: Proceedings of the XXIV International Ornithological Congress, Hamburg, Germany (2006) [E3]
2006McFadden SA, 'The manipulation of eye growth in the guinea pig', Proceedings of the Myopia and Visual Science Conference, Wenzhou, China (2006) [E3]
2006Avila N, McFadden SA, 'A Schematic Eye for the Normal Developing Chick', Investigative Ophthalmology Visual Science Proceedings of ARVO 2006 Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2006) [E3]
2006McFadden SA, Atkinson RJ, Avila N, Howlett MC, Hunter M, 'The Effect of Hypothyroidism on Eye Growth and Emmetropisation in the Chick', Investigative Ophthalmology Visual Science: Proceedings of the ARVO 2006 Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: MICK HUNTER

2005Bilton NV, Casablanca D, McFadden SA, 'Short Periods of Spatial Frequency Exposure Protects the Chick Eye From Myopia', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2005)
2004Avila N, McFadden SA, 'Spatial frequency exposure modulates the thickness of the chick retina', Experimental Eye Research, V79, Suppl: Proceedings of the International Society for Eye Research (ICER) XVI International Congress of Eye Research, Sydney (2004) [E2]
2004McFadden SA, Hawkins NG, Howlett MC, 'Recovery from experimentally induced myopia in the guinea pig', Proceedings of the International Society for Eye Research, Sydney (2004) [E3]
2004Avila N, McFadden SA, 'An ocular sign response induced by exposure of the chick eye to specific contrast and spatial frequency combinations', Proceedings of the XVI ICER Satellite Meeting on the Eye & Brain, Queensland (2004) [E3]
2004Jamadar S, Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'Recovery from form deprivation in the light and the dark in the guinea pig', Proceedings of the XVI ICER Satellite Meeting on the Eye & Brain, Queensland (2004) [E3]
2004Rounsley KJ, McFadden SA, 'Active corneal accommodation in the pigeon', Proceedings of the International Society of Eye Research, Sydney (2004) [E3]
2004Avila N, McFadden SA, 'Spatial frequency exposure modulates the thickness of the chick retina', Proceedings of the International Society for Eye Research, Sydney (2004) [E3]
2004Rounsley KJ, McFadden SA, 'Mismatch between observed and required refractive state in the frontal visual field of the pigeon', Proceedings of the XVI ICER Satellite Meeting on the Eye & Brain, Queensland (2004) [E3]
2002Mertz JR, Howlett MHC, McFadden SA, 'Ocular all-trans-retinoic acid levels are correlated with eye growth in the pigmented guinea pig eye', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (2002) [E3]
2002Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'A fast and effective mammalian model to study the visual regulation of eye growth', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (2002) [E3]
2002McFadden SA, 'Partial Occlusion Produces Local Form Deprivation Myopia in the Guinea Pig Eye', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2002)
2002McFadden SA, 'Partial occlusion produces local form deprivation myopia in the guinea pig eye', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (2002)
1998Khan A, McFadden SA, Wallman J, 'Do saccadic shifts of attention show gain adaptation?', Investigative Ophthalmology and the Visual Sciences, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (1998) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants60
Total funding$7,682,337

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2015 (1 grants)

Atropine as a treatment for myopia in children$22,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden, Dr Catherine Dunlop
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$22,00020152015
GNo:G1401455

2014 (4 grants)

Development of a new treatment to prevent blindness from degenerative myopia$100,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden, Associate Professor D Schwartz, Associate Professor Paul Baird, Professor Julia Kornfield
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,00020142014
GNo:G1400967

Novel Approaches in the Therapy of Myopia$50,924
Funding Body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Research Grant SF 424 (R&R) Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,92420142014
GNo:G1401348

Scleral Mechanisms Underlying Regional Changes in Myopia$5,000
Funding Body: Centre for Eye Research Australia

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden, Associate Professor Paul Baird
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020142014
GNo:G1400600

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
PVC Conference Assistance GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1401227

2013 (4 grants)

Strategic Support Vision Sciences$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020132013
GNo:185985052

Scleral and Retinal Mechanisms Underlying Regional Changes in Myopia$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Near MissChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020132013
GNo:G1300702

Scleral and Retinal Mechanisms Underlying Regional Changes in Myopia$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020132013
GNo:G1300470

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2013$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
PVC Conference Assistance GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020132013
GNo:G1401172

2012 (3 grants)

Modulation of mammalian ocular growth with competing defocus$126,000
Funding Body: Research Grants Council of Hong Kong

SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$126,00020122014
GNo:185985036

Role of Retinoic Acid in Mediating Retinal Plasticity in Myopia$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Strategic Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:G1401102

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2012$3,957
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Visiting FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,95720122012
GNo:G1401127

2011 (1 grants)

Modulation of mammalian ocular growth with competing defocus$2,800
Funding Body: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

SchemeRole
Seed FundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,80020112011
GNo:185985044

2010 (1 grants)

Retinal mechanisms underlying myopia$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden, Professor Christine Wildsoet, Dr Eun Jin (Grace) Lee
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020102010
GNo:G0900214

2009 (5 grants)

Mechanisms underlying emmetropization and local eye growth regulation$100,005
Funding Body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Collaborative NIH Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,00520092013
GNo:G0189880

Hidex Triathler HLPC Flow Detector$45,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

SchemeRole
Capex Equipment FundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$45,50020092009
GNo:185985000

Inhibition of myopia with competing defocus in the mammalian eye. $23,500
Funding Body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

SchemeRole
Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,50020092009
GNo:185984992

Efficacy of a treatment for myopia in the guinea pig$13,101
Funding Body: Richard Chartrand Eye Research Foundation

SchemeRole
Richard Chartrand Eye Research FoundationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,10120092009
GNo:185985008

Retinal plasticity and myopia$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

SchemeRole
Strategic Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020092009
GNo:185984984

2008 (5 grants)

Role of Vision in the Etiology of Axial Myopia$2,390,625
Funding Body: NIH National Institutes of Health

SchemeRole
R01Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,390,62520082012
GNo:185985016

Novel Treatment for degenerative myopia$1,125,000
Funding Body: NIH National Institutes of Health

SchemeRole
STTR R42Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,125,00020082010
GNo:185985024

Efficacy of a Novel Treatment for Degenerative Myopia in the Guinea pig: Proof of Concept$98,292
Funding Body: VISDEX Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$98,29220082008
GNo:G0189578

XVIII International Congress of Eye Research, Beijing, China, 24/9/2008 - 29/9/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189525

Faculty Performance Grant $1,250
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

SchemeRole
Faculty Performance Grant Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,25020082008
GNo:185984972

2007 (7 grants)

Role of Vision in Etiology of Axial Myopia$2,414,285
Funding Body: National Institute of Health (NIH)

SchemeRole
5 Year Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,414,28520072013
GNo:6297786

The Etiology of Axial Myopia$433,535
Funding Body: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
International Science Linkages (ISL) ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$433,53520072010
GNo:G0187723

Efficacy of a novel treatment for myopia in the Guinea Pig: Pilot Study$75,000
Funding Body: VISDEX Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020072007
GNo:G0188373

Molecular mechanismsunderlying myopia and its reversal.$19,419
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,41920072007
GNo:G0187236

A 3D model of Refractive Error and Image Quality$11,184
Funding Body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

SchemeRole
Keats Endownment Research FundChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,18420072008
GNo:431136

A 3D model of refractive error and image quality in the guinea pig eye$7,822
Funding Body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,82220072007
GNo:G0188018

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 6/5/2007 - 11/5/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187657

2006 (1 grants)

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology April 30- May 4 , 2006$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020062006
GNo:G0186544

2005 (1 grants)

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Vision Sciences Soceity Meeting, 1 - 11 May 2005, USA$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020052005
GNo:G0185190

2004 (2 grants)

Reversal of progressive myopia$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

SchemeRole
Strategic Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020042004
GNo:185984964

Karten-Hodos: Avian Neurobiology, 4-6 June 2004, USA$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184111

2003 (3 grants)

Defining the visual stimuli exposures that both create myopia and protect the young eye from developing myopia$14,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden, Dr Claudia Diaz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00020032003
GNo:G0182459

Saccadic eye movements$11,405
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Special Project (Equipment) GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,40520032003
GNo:185984956

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) hosted by Vision Research, Florida, USA 2 - 10 May, 2003.$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020032003
GNo:G0183049

2002 (2 grants)

Infrared eye movement measurement system$10,193
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,19320022002
GNo:185984948

Association for Research in Vision, Florida 5-10 May, 2002$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020022002
GNo:G0182008

2001 (3 grants)

The effect of Defocus on the Vascular and Lymphatic System of the Avian Choroid$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Dirk Van Helden, Doctor Sally McFadden, Dr Claudia Diaz
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020012001
GNo:G0180055

Visit of Dr James Mertz from 1 September 2001 to 12 October 2001$4,870
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,87020012001
GNo:G0181048

Vision Science Society, USA 4-8 May 2001$2,147
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,14720012001
GNo:G0180826

2000 (2 grants)

Vitamin A Product - A Means of Manipulating Myopia?$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020002000
GNo:G0178951

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, USA 4-9 November 2000$2,384
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,38420002000
GNo:G0180405

1999 (1 grants)

Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Opthamology - Ft Lauderdale, USA.$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40019991999
GNo:G0180445

1998 (2 grants)

VISUAL CONTROL OF EYE GROWTH$15,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019981998
GNo:G0177409

Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Capetown 1-5 September 1998$2,158
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,15819981998
GNo:G0180349

1997 (3 grants)

Cognition in birds$42,000
Funding Body: German Govt Exchange Fellowship

SchemeRole
German Govt Exchange FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$42,00019971997
GNo:185984932

Control of Saccadic Eye Movements$18,000
Funding Body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Bilateral S&T Program (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00019971997
GNo:G0176944

Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, Florida, USA, 11-16 May 1997$2,228
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,22819971997
GNo:G0179516

1996 (2 grants)

Development of an avian visuomotor model$75,000
Funding Body: City University of New York Collaborative Incentive Grant Program

SchemeRole
City University of New York Collaborative Incentive Grant ProgramInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00019961998
GNo:185984940

International Congress of Psychology, Montreal (Canada). 16-21 August 1996$2,298
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,29819961996
GNo:G0176512

1994 (4 grants)

94,95,96 GRANT. Spatial Vision in Birds: The Role of Accommodation.$107,598
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$107,59819941996
GNo:G0172898

Lens compensation in the guinea pig$18,750
Funding Body: NIH National Institutes of Health

SchemeRole
R01Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,75019941995
GNo:185984920

94GRANT. Optical quality and corneal accommodation in the avian eye.$8,500
Funding Body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Bilateral S&T Program (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,50019941994
GNo:G0174680

Optics of the humming bird$3,000
Funding Body: CNPq

SchemeRole
CNPqChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00019941994
GNo:185984912

1993 (2 grants)

Upgrade of Psychology animal house$55,978
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
InfrastructureChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$55,97819931993
GNo:185984904

Coupling of Eye Movements in an Avian Model$19,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sally McFadden
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,00019931993
GNo:G0172782

1990 (1 grants)

Investigation of an avian model of myopia$35,429
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,42919901991
GNo:185984896
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.8

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorNon-Visual Factors Influencing Emmetropization and Eye Growth
20122015PHD Psychology
The University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorMechanisms underlying Myopia
20112015PHD Medical Science
University of Melbourne
Co-SupervisorGenetic and functional Studies of Myopia
20102016PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorCentral and Peripheral Changes in Myopia and Implications for Treatment
20082012PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorProperties of Hyperopic and Myopic Defocus in the Guinea Pig Eye
20082013PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorInvestigation of the Cues Underlying Myopia and Their Association with Retinal Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Guinea Pig Eye

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PHD Biological Sciences
City University of New York
Co-SupervisorEye Movements and Attention
2009PHD Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Consultant SupervisorUnderstanding and treating eye diseases: mechanical characterization and photochemical modification of the cornea and sclera
2008PhD (Psychology - Science)Sole SupervisorSpatial Frequency and Eye Growth in the Developing Chick
2005PhD (Psychology - Science)Sole SupervisorVisual Acuity and Refractive State in the Pigeon (Columba Livia)
2004PhD (Psychology - Science)Sole SupervisorThe Visual Regulation of Eye Growth and Refractive Error in the Guinea Pig
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Dr Sally McFadden

Work Phone(02) 4921 5634
Cell / Mobile Phone0401151203
Fax(02) 4921 6980
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Head, Visual Sciences Group School of Psychology and HMRI
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPsychology
Office
W236 (Office) W109/W110/W136 (Visual Sciences Laboratory),
Behavioural Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/sally-mcfadden
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/psychology/our_staff/mcfadden_sally.html