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Dr Sally McFadden

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

Qualifications

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 the University of Newcastle

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

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 Advertising

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

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

Collaborations
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.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Australian National University

Keywords

  • 4th Year seminar: Advertising and consumer manipulation
  • 4th Year seminar: Neuroplasticity
  • Binocular Vision
  • Biological Psychology
  • Bird Vision
  • Bird eyes
  • Comparative Optics and Optical Models
  • Eye Movements
  • Myopia
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience and Molecular Biology of Eye Disease
  • Optic nerve
  • Psychophysics
  • Retina
  • Statistics and Methodology
  • Vision Sciences
  • Visual Attention
  • Visual Perception
  • guinea pig
  • myopia causes
  • myopia cure
  • myopia treatment
  • myopic

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111399 Ophthalmology and Optometry not elsewhere classified 30
111699 Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified 15
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 55

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2001 McFadden SA, Wallman J, 'Shifts of attention and saccades are very similar. Are they causally linked?', Vision and Attention, Springer-Verlag, New York 19-39 (2001)
DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-21591-4
2001 McFadden 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]
1994 McFadden SA, 'Section I Sensory and perceptual processes: Binocular depth perception', Perception and Motor Control in Birds: An Ecological Approach, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg 54-73 (1994)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-75869-0
1993 McFadden SA, 'Constructing the 3D Image', Vision, Brain, and Behavior in Birds, MIT Press, USA, UK 50-65 (1993)
1993 McFadden SA, 'The avian eye view. Ed: Section I, pg 1-98', Vision, Brain and Behavior in Birds, MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts; London, USA, UK 1-98 (1993) [B1]
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Journal article (49 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Zuo B, McFadden SA, Quan L, Tse DY, Chun RK, To C-H, 'Study of guinea pig refractive status and ocular length during the early recovery from lens-induced myopia', Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology, 51 1 (2015)
DOI 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0412-4081.2015.06.014
2015 Bowrey HE, Metse AP, Leotta AJ, Zeng G, McFadden SA, 'The relationship between image degradation and myopia in the mammalian eye', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 1 (2015)
2014 McFadden SA, Medcalf C, Zeng G, Holdsworth J, 'Comprehensive lesions of the retina surrounding the optic nerve enhance elongation and cause myopia in the guinea pig eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 55 . (2014)
Co-authors John Holdsworth
2014 Ashby RS, Zeng G, Leotta AJ, Tse DY, McFadden SA, 'Egr-1 mRNA expression is a marker for the direction of Mammalian ocular growth', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 55 5911-5921 (2014) [C1]

METHODS. To induce accelerated growth and myopia, guinea pigs wore a -5 diopter (D) lens over one eye from 4 to 11 days of age. To induce inhibited growth, the lens was removed af... [more]

METHODS. To induce accelerated growth and myopia, guinea pigs wore a -5 diopter (D) lens over one eye from 4 to 11 days of age. To induce inhibited growth, the lens was removed after 7 days of -5 D lens wear, and the eye allowed to recover from myopia for 3 days. Ocular parameters and Egr-1 mRNA levels were subsequently assessed, and compared to untreated fellow eyes and eyes from untreated littermates. Possible circadian changes in Egr-1 mRNA levels were also determined in 18 additional animals by taking measures every 4 hours during a 24-hour cycle.

DOI 10.1167/iovs.13-11708
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Khan A, McFadden SA, Harwood M, Wallman J, 'Salient Distractors Can Induce Saccade Adaptation', JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1155/2014/585792
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 McFadden 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]
DOI 10.1167/iovs.13-11724
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2013 Bowrey 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, 54 5176 (2013) [E3]
2013 Zeng 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.visres.2012.10.002
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2013 Leotta 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]
DOI 10.1111/opo.12062
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011 Tarutta 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, 88 404-447 (2011) [E3]
DOI 10.1097/OPX.0b013e31820e6a6a
Citations Scopus - 4
2011 Tarutta 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]

On July 26-29, 2010 the 13th International Myopia Conference was held in Tübingen, Germany and included 17 separate symposia, each with 3-5 presentations. Here, in a single paper... [more]

On July 26-29, 2010 the 13th International Myopia Conference was held in Tübingen, Germany and included 17 separate symposia, each with 3-5 presentations. Here, in a single paper, the chairs of those Symposia describe the scientific advances noted at the conference and include the full abstracts of the individual myopia papers presented in each symposium along with the authors and their institutions. The 17 Symposia covered 7 topics: 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?

DOI 10.1097/OPX.0b013e31820e6a6a
Citations Scopus - 4
2011 Saul 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]
DOI 10.1038/nm.2382
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Geoff Isbister, Dirk Vanhelden
2010 Avila 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00359-010-0562-0
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2010 Li 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]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2009 McBrien NA, Young TL, Pang CP, Hammond C, Baird P, Saw S-M, et al., 'Myopia: Recent Advances in Molecular Studies; Prevalence, Progression and Risk Factors; Emmetropization; Therapies; Optical Links; Peripheral Refraction; Sclera and Ocular Growth; Signalling Cascades; and Animal Models', Optometry and Vision Science, 86 45-66 (2009)
DOI 10.1097/01.opx.0000344146.84135.68
2009 Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'Spectacle lens compensation in the pigmented guinea pig', Vision Research, 49 219-227 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.visres.2008.10.008
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 49
2007 Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'Emmetropization and schematic eye models in developing pigmented guinea pigs', Vision Research, 47 1178-1190 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.visres.2006.12.019
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 40
2006 Howlett MC, McFadden SA, 'Form-deprivation myopia in the guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)', Vision Research, 46 267-283 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.visres.2005.06.036
Citations Scopus - 85Web of Science - 80
2006 McFadden 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.exer.2006.05.002
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 20
2005 Rounsley KJ, McFadden SA, 'Limits of visual acuity in the frontal field of the rock pigeon (Columba livia)', Perception, 34 983-993 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1068/p5205
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2005 Bilton NV, Casablanca D, McFadden SA, 'Short Periods of Spatial Frequency Exposure Protects the Chick Eye From Myopia', ARVO Meeting Abstract, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 46 1979 (2005)
2004 McFadden 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.visres.2003.11.002
Citations Scopus - 109Web of Science - 97
2002 McFadden SA, Khan A, Wallman J, 'Gain adaptation of exogenous shifts of visual attention', Vision Research, 42 2709-2726 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
2002 McFadden SA, 'Partial occlusion produces local form deprivation myopia in the guinea pig eye', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 43 U34-U34 (2002)
2002 Mertz 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, 43 U38-U38 (2002) [E3]
2001 McFadden 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]

Many lateral eyed birds are bifoveate or have dual retinal specialisations corresponding with their lateral and frontal viewing modes. For example, the eye design in the pigeon, w... [more]

Many lateral eyed birds are bifoveate or have dual retinal specialisations corresponding with their lateral and frontal viewing modes. For example, the eye design in the pigeon, which is typical of many granivorous birds, incorporates an optic axis for lateral distant viewing and a frontal area in the temporal retina associated with close binocular viewing. In this paper we ask how these two separate visual axis are used to focus on objects, not only at different eccentricities, but also at different absolute distances. Using simultaneous infrared (IR) photoretinoscopy and IR keratometry, we find that the pigeons optical system can indeed simultaneously support differential refractive states on the lateral and frontal axis. Maps of the refractive error (RE) and corneal power in cyclopleged and anaesthetized pigeons, reveal small but antagonistic gradients in different sectors of the visual field. In particular, we find that at rest, the frontal field is relatively myopic and yet the cornea has less power in this sector. We studied how these RE and corneal power maps actively vary during a reaching behaviour. We found that during the saccadic like peck response, the optic axis is not focussed on the grain and has only 30% of the required accommodation power. In contrast, we calculate that the frontal axis does have adequate power to focus on the grain. Furthermore, at the last stationary head fixation position (which occurs at an eye-grain distance of 67mm, SD=3.9mm) before the final descent when the eyes begin to close, accommodation on the frontal axis can be supported wholly by the cornea, which allows dramatic RE changes (-13D, SD=7.7) without unduly effecting the refractive error on the optic axis (-2D, SD=1.7). We propose that the shape of the cornea facilitates this local accommodation mechanism and that this dual visual system can be simultaneously focussed at disparate distances in space.

DOI 10.1167/1.3.229
Citations Scopus - 2
2001 Wallman J, Khan A, Yun R, McFadden S, 'The spatial scale of attention affects adaptation of saccadic gain', Journal of Vision, 1 (2001) [C1]

The amplitude of saccadic eye movements is adjusted by the oculomotor system. If a target is surreptitiously moved during saccades so that the eye lands beyond the target, a gradu... [more]

The amplitude of saccadic eye movements is adjusted by the oculomotor system. If a target is surreptitiously moved during saccades so that the eye lands beyond the target, a gradual decrease in the saccadic gain (saccade-size divided by target-displacement) ensues. What error signals guide this adaptation? We propose that visual attention helps keep track of the target across saccades, so that saccade accuracy can be determined by comparing the location of the fovea with the locus of attention. If attention plays this role, saccadic errors might be more apparent when the size of the attentional field is small than when it is large. We tested this by a conventional saccade adaptation paradigm in which the target stepped 8Ã0 and then stepped back by 30% during each saccade, while the subject did one of two psychophysical tasks demanding either a small or large attentional field. Specifically, the saccade target consisted of a large outer (8.5°) and a small inner (0.8°) ring, each with several breaks, rotating in opposite directions. After each saccade, the number of breaks transiently changed. Subjects reported the number of breaks present during this period in the attended ring. Saccadic gain was assessed both during adaptation and by comparing blocks of saccades before and after 250 adaptation trials using a spot target that disappeared upon saccade onset. After adaptation, saccadic gain had decreased four times as much if subjects attended to the small ring than to the large (small ring: -0.11, SD, 0.031; large ring: -0.027, SD, 0.038, paired t-test, p<0.01). Also, 4 of the 5 subjects had significantly negative gain slopes during the adaptation when attending to the small ring but none did when attending to the large ring. These findings argue that attention plays an important role in the adjustment of saccadic gain and suggest that the spatial scale of attention influences whether saccades are deemed to be accurate or in need of correction.

DOI 10.1167/1.3.260
1998 McFadden SA, 'Introductions and Abstracts of the IXth Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology', International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 11 43-72 (1998)
1997 McFadden SA, Grayson N, 'Wallpaper contrast induces myopia', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 38 2157-2157 (1997)
1997 McFadden SA, Grayson N, 'Wallpaper contrast induces myopia', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 38 2157 (1997)
1996 McFadden SA, Rounsley K, 'Set focal planes in a granivorous bird', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 37 768-768 (1996)
1995 Wallman J, McFadden SA, 'Monkey eyes grow into focus', Nature Medicine, 1 737-739 (1995) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 28
1995 MCFADDEN S, WALLMAN J, 'Guinea pig eye growth compensates for spectacle lenses', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 36 3504-S758 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 8
1995 McFadden SA, 'Chicks and guinea-pigs wear specs to study myopia', Medical Observer, - (1995)
1995 MCFADDEN S, WALLMAN J, 'GUINEA-PIG EYE GROWTH COMPENSATES FOR SPECTACLE LENSES', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 36 S758-S758 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 8
1990 McFadden SA, 'Eye design for depth and distance perception in birds: An observer orientated perspective', International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 3 1-31 (1990)
1989 McFadden SA, Passfield TW, Reymond L, 'Form deprivation in young birds produces changes in perceptual competence', Neuroscience Letters, 34 S112 (1989)
1987 McFadden 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)
DOI 10.1016/0042-6989(87)90061-7
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
1987 MCFADDEN 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)
DOI 10.1016/0042-6989(87)90061-7
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
1986 MCFADDEN SA, WILD JM, 'Binocular depth perception in the pigeon', Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 45 149-160 (1986)
DOI 10.1901/jeab.1986.45-149
Citations Web of Science - 18
1986 MCFADDEN SA, WILD JM, 'BINOCULAR DEPTH-PERCEPTION IN THE PIGEON', JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR, 45 149-160 (1986)
DOI 10.1901/jeab.1986.45-149
Citations Web of Science - 18
1986 McFadden SA, Lemeignan M, Martinoya C, Bloch S, 'Effect of commissurotomy on pecking and eye convergence in the pigeon', Neuroscience Letters, 26 572 (1986)
1986 McFadden SA, 'The binocular depth acuity of the pigeon is a hyperacuity', Neuroscience Letters, 23 S64 (1986)
1985 Mcfadden SA, Reymond L, 'A further look at the binocular visual field of the pigeon (Columba livia)', Vision Research, 25 1741-1746 (1985)
DOI 10.1016/0042-6989(85)90147-6
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 25
1985 MCFADDEN SA, REYMOND L, 'A FURTHER LOOK AT THE BINOCULAR VISUAL-FIELD OF THE PIGEON (COLUMBA-LIVIA)', VISION RESEARCH, 25 1741-1746 (1985)
DOI 10.1016/0042-6989(85)90147-6
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 25
1985 McFadden SA, 'The binocular visual field of the pigeon', Neuroscience Letters, 19 S48 (1985)
1984 McFadden SA, Wild JM, 'Role of the posterior commissure in binocular depth perception in the pigeon (Columba Livia)', Neuroscience Letters, Supplement 15 S48 (1984)
1981 MCFADDEN S, 'Ouabain disruption of conditioned visual aversions in chickens - not short-term-memory interference', Bird Behaviour, 3 105-106 (1981)
1981 MCFADDEN 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 (104 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 McFadden 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', Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology ARVO 2014, Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida. (2014) [E3]
Co-authors John Holdsworth
2014 McFadden 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', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida (2014)
2013 Bowrey H, Zeng G, Leotta A, Wildsoet C, McFadden SA, McFadden SA, 'The effect of two-zone concentric bifocal lenses on refractive error and eye shape in guinea pigs', ARVO Meeting Abstract, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2013)
2013 Zeng G, McFadden S, 'Inhibition in peripheral scleral lengthening during the development of myopia in the guinea pig', ARVO Meeting Abstract, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Seattle Washington USA (2013) [E3]
2013 McFadden 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]
2013 McFadden SA, 'Temporal and Spatial Constraint on Ocular Growth and Myopia in the Mammalian Eye', Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Berkeley Conference on Translational Research, University of California, Berkeley (2013) [E3]
2013 Bowrey HE, Metse A, McFadden SA, 'Retinal NOS immunoreactivity is reduced in form deprivation myopia.', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting (2013)
2012 Zeng G, Bowrey HE, Fang J, Qi Y, McFadden SA, 'The Development And Source Of Lower Field Myopia In The Guinea Pig Eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2012) [E3]
2012 Bowrey HE, Zeng G, Wildsoet C, McFadden SA, 'Eye Shape Changes After Plus And Minus Lens Wear In The Guinea Pig', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2012) [E3]
2012 McFadden SA, Metse A, Bowrey HE, 'The Relationship between Myopia, Spatial Frequency Deprivation and Luminance in the Guinea Pig Eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2012) [E3]
2011 McFadden SA, Zeng G, Bowrey H, Leotta A, Wildsoet C, 'Location of signals which control ocular growth in the mammalian eye', Optometry and Vision Science (2011)
2011 McFadden SA, Coassin M, Mattson MS, Kornfield JA, Schwartz DM, 'The effect of scleral cross-linking on emmetropisation and eye shape', Optometry and Vision Science (2011)
2011 Bowrey H, Bourke S, Leotta A, Zeng G, Wildsoet C, McFadden SA, 'Refractive changes in different sectors of the guinea pig eye after minus lens wear', Optometry and Vision Science (2011)
2011 McFadden SA, Gambrill R, Leotta AJ, Bowrey HE, Zeng G, 'Inhibition of GABAc Slows Ocular Growth and Myopia in the Mammalian Eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2011) [E3]
2011 Zeng G, McFadden SA, 'Changes in Eye Shape During the Development of Form Deprivation Myopia in the Guinea Pig', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2011) [E3]
2011 Kisilak ML, Bunghardt K, Campbell MC, Irving EL, McFadden SA, 'Optical Properties and Accommodation in the Guinea Pig Eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2011) [E3]
2011 Chun 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', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2011) [E3]
2011 Leotta AJ, Bowrey HE, McFadden SA, 'Characteristics of the Response to Myopic Defocus in a Mammalian Eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2011) [E3]
2011 Ashby RS, Zeng G, Leotta A, McFadden SA, 'Changes in Egr-1 Expression in the Guinea Pig Retina in Response to Negative Lens-wear', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2011) [E3]
2011 Tse DY, Bowrey HE, To C-H, Wildsoet CF, McFadden SA, 'The effects of simultaneous optical defocus on the development of mammalian refractive errors', Optometry and Vision Science (2011)
2011 Hombrebueno JR, Lee E-J, Zeng G, De Juan J, Grzywacz NM, McFadden SA, 'Reduction in cell density of bNOS immunoreactive displaced amacrine cells in myopic guinea pig retinas', Optometry and Vision Science (2011)
2011 McFadden SA, 'Vision and Color. Looking into the Eyes of Animal Models of Disease. The Guinea Pig as a Model of Myopia', Proceedings of the 95th Optical Society (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) (2011)
2011 Ashby 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]
2011 Bowrey 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]
2011 Leotta AJ, McFadden SA, 'The effect of free viewing on the inhibition of myopia in the guinea pig', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Canberra (2011) [E3]
2011 McFadden 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]
2010 Wildsoet CF, McFadden SA, 'Optic Nerve Section Does Not Prevent Form Deprivation-Induced Myopia or Recovery From it in the Mammalian Eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2010) [E3]
2010 Zeng G, McFadden SA, 'Regional Variation in Susceptibility to Myopia From Partial Form Deprivation in the Guinea Pig', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2010) [E3]
2010 Romero del HombreBueno J, Lee E-J, De Juan J, Grzywacz NM, McFadden SA, 'Reduction in Nitric Oxide Synthase Immunoreactivity in Myopic Guinea-Pig Retinas', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2010) [E3]
2010 McFadden 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', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2010) [E3]
2010 Tse DY, Bowrey HE, To C-H, Wildsoet CF, McFadden SA, 'Modulation of Mammalian Ocular Growth and Myopia Progression With Competing Defocus', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2010) [E3]
2010 McFadden SA, Zeng G, Ferrandiz N, Wildsoet C, 'Form deprivation induces myopia after optic nerve section in the mammalian eye', Proceedings of 30th ANS Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia (2010)
2010 Bowrey HE, Tse DY, McFadden SA, 'The mammalian eye averages competing defocus', Proceedings of Proceedings of 30th ANS Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia (2010)
2010 Zeng G, McFadden SA, 'Regional variation in sensitivity to form deprivation myopia in the guinea pig', Proceedings of Proceedings of 30th ANS Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia (2010)
2010 Leotta A, McFadden SA, 'One exposure per day to hyperopic blur causes myopia', Proceedings of Proceedings of 30th ANS Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia (2010)
2009 McFadden SA, Wildsoet C, 'Mammalian Eyes Need an Intact Optic Nerve to Detect the Sign of Defocus During Emmetropisation', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2009) [E3]
2009 Leotta A, McFadden SA, 'Temporal properties of repeated hyperopic defocus in the guinea pig eye (Online)', Optometry and Vision Science (2009)
2009 McFadden SA, 'The guinea pig eye as a model for studying ocular development and myopia', Optometry and Vision Science (2009)
2009 Bowrey H, McFadden SA, 'Decay time of the signal underlying myopia interacts with length of exposure to hyperopic defocus in the chick', Optometry and Vision Science (2009)
2008 McFadden SA, Gulliver L, Leotta A, Howlett MHC, 'Range of Spectacle Lens Compensation in the Guinea Pig (Online)', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (2008)
2008 McFadden 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]
2008 Bowrey 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]
2008 Leotta 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]
2008 McFadden 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]
2008 McFadden SA, 'Animal models of myopia: An example of sensory feedback', Festschrift for Lesley J. Rogers: Symposium Program, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008 Beuerman RW, McFadden SA, 'Symposium 11: Do we need any more animal models to study myopia, and which are the best?', Optometry and Vision Science (2008) [E3]
DOI 10.1097/OPX.0b013e318193c073
2008 McFadden 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]
2007 McFadden 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]
2006 Avila 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]
2006 McFadden 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
2006 McFadden 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]
2006 Rounsley 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]
2006 McFadden 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]
2006 McFadden SA, 'The manipulation of eye growth in the guinea pig', Proceedings of the Myopia and Visual Science Conference, Wenzhou, China (2006) [E3]
2004 McFadden SA, Rounsley KJ, Langford T, 'Visual acuity of the pigeon shows extreme frontal field myopia', Proceedings of the Avian Neurobiology Meeting, University of Maryland, College Park, Washington, DC, USA (2004)
2004 Jamadar S, Howlett MHC, 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, Frazer Island, Queensland, Australia (2004)
2004 Avila 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]
2004 McFadden 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]
2004 Avila N, McFadden SA, 'Spatial frequency exposure modulates the thickness of the chick retina', Proceedings of the International Society for Eye Research, Sydney (2004) [E3]
2004 Rounsley KJ, McFadden SA, 'Active corneal accommodation in the pigeon', Proceedings of the International Society of Eye Research, Sydney (2004) [E3]
2004 Rounsley 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]
2004 Jamadar 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]
2004 Avila 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]
2003 McFadden SA, Hawkins N, Mertz J, Howlett MHC, 'Retinoic acid influences eye growth in the guinea pig', Proceedings of the 7th Annual Vision Research Meeting: The Retinoid Cycle and Retinoid Disease. Ft Lauderdale, USA., Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA (2003)
2003 McFadden SA, 'Limits of vision in a lateral eyed bird', Proceedings of the Limits of Vision: Space, Time and Colour Conference, in Perception, Chancellor's Hotel and Conference Centre, Owen's Park, Manchester, United Kingdom (2003)
2002 Howlett 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]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2002 McFadden SA, 'Partial Occlusion Produces Local Form Deprivation Myopia in the Guinea Pig Eye', ARVO Meeting Abstracts (2002)
2002 Mertz JR, Howlett MHC, McFadden SA, 'Effects of all-trans-retinoic acid on cornea, lens and axial length in chick and guinea pig eyes', Proceedings of XV International Congress of Eye Research, Geneva, Switzerland. (2002)
2002 McFadden SA, Howlett MH, 'The guinea-pig: A rapid and efficient model for the study of eye growth', Proceedings of the International Myopia Workshop, Blackheath, Australia (2002)
2002 McFadden SA, Howlett MHC, Mertz JR, Wallman J, 'Systemic Doses of Retinoic Acid Causes Eye Growth in the Chick', Proceedings of the International Myopia Workshop, Blackheath, Australia (2002)
2002 Bilton NV, McFadden SA, 'Restricted environmental contrast leads to myopia in the chick', Proceedings of the International Myopia Workshop, Blackheath, Australia. (2002)
2000 Wallman J, Yun R, McFadden SA, 'Gain Adaptation of saccades can be provoked by stimuli near the target', 2000 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Online, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (2000)
1999 Mertz JR, Howlett MHC, McFadden SA, Wallman J, 'Retinoic acid from both the retina and choroid influences eye growth', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (1999)
1999 Wallman J, McFadden SA, 'Interaction of gain adaptation of saccades and of shifts of attention', Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, USA (1999)
1998 Khan 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]
1998 McFadden SA, 'Direct environmental control of myopia', Proceedings of the IXth Biennial Meeting of ISCP, Capetown, South Africa (1998)
1998 McFadden SA, 'Localization of objects in 3D space: The avian way', International Journal of Comparative Psychology (1998)
1998 Khan A, McFadden SA, Wallman J, 'Do saccadic shifts of attention show gain adaptation?', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (1998)
1997 McFadden SA, 'A new way that birds accommodate.', Proceedings of "The Retina receives and the cortex believes", Centre for Visual Sciences, ANU (1997)
1997 McFadden SA, Rebronja N, 'Local effects of form deprivation myopia in the guinea pig', Proceedings of the Boden Research Conference, Lake Crackenback Resort, Australia (1997)
1996 McFadden SA, Wallman J, 'Plasticity of the eye: What you see is what you get', International Journal of Psychology (1996)
1996 McFadden SA, Rounsley K, 'Set focal planes in a granivorous bird', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (1996)
1996 McFadden SA, Howland H, Rounsley K, 'Maximising peripheral vision with minimal effort - A new focus system in birds', International Journal of Comparative Psychology (1996)
1994 Lodge A, Peto T, McFadden SA, 'Form deprivation myopia and emmetropization in the guinea pig', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 5, Sydney, Australia (1994)
1994 McFadden SA, 'Shaping the eye with early visual experience: A comparative analysis', Proceedings of the ISCP Biannual Meeting, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1994)
1994 McFadden SA, 'Focus and visual acuity in birds', Proceedings of the VII ISCP Biannual Meeting, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1994)
1993 McFadden SA, 'Oculomotor limitations on spatial perception in the binocular field of the pigeon', Proc. Robertson Symposium: 'Sensory Stratagems', ANU, Canberra (1993)
1993 Mulhearn J, McFadden SA, 'Comparison of accommodation during coordinated and independent eye movements in the pigeon', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society (1993)
1993 Rounsley K, Watson T, McFadden SA, 'Variation in visual acuity as a function of absolute distance in the frontal field of the pigeon eye', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society (1993)
1992 McFadden SA, 'The avian model of deprivation myopia: Optical changes in the pigeon eye', Proc. of DEVS - Ophthalmology Congress, Sydney, Australia (1992)
1992 McFadden SA, 'Depth constancy in the pigeon', Proceedings of the 1992 Meeting of ISCP, Brussels, Belgium (1992)
1991 McFadden SA, Scherf RJ, Mulhearn JT, 'Changes in the shape and power of the cornea of the pigeon caused by visual deprivation during development', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Dunedin, New Zealand (1991)
1991 McFadden SA, Adams CA, 'Correlation of synapse maturation and learning capacity in the developing chick', Proceedings of the International Society for Neurochemistry Congress, Sydney (1991)
1990 McFadden SA, Salmelainen P, 'The effects of experimentally induced myopia on the normal ground/horizon refractive difference in the pigeon', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne (1990)
1989 McFadden SA, 'Is binocular depth perception colourblind in the pigeon?', Proceedings of the Bird Vision and Cognition Conference, Bielefeld, FRG (1989)
1988 McFadden SA, 'Retinal field dynamics in the control of spatial discriminations in the pigeon', Proceedings of the International Society of Comparative Psychology (1988)
1988 McFadden SA, 'Binocular depth acuity: Implications for the evolution of eye design', Proceedings of the XXIV International Congress of Psychology (1988)
1987 McFadden SA, 'Eye vergence control and binocular distance estimation in the pigeon', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Animal Behaviour (1987)
1982 McFadden SA, Wild JM, 'Stereopsis in the pigeon?', Proceedings of the Australian Experimental Psychology Society (1982)
1982 McFadden SA, Wild JM, 'The pigeon¿s perception of depth under binocular and monocular conditions', Proceedings of the Australian Physiology and Pharmacology Society (1982)
1982 McFadden SA, 'Stereopsis as a primary cue for depth perception in the pigeon', Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1982)
1981 McFadden SA, 'The effect of ouabain on neophobia: A case against memory inhibition', Australian Neuroscience Proceedings, Adelaide (1981)
1981 McFadden SA, 'Ouabain disruption of conditioned visual aversions in chickens', Proceedings of the Australian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (1981)
1980 McFadden SA, 'The effect of ouabain on neophobia: An alternative interpretation to memory inhibition', Australian Psychologist, 15(2), Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (1980)
DOI 10.1080/00050068008254389
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Patent (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 McFadden SA, Treatment for Myopia (2016)
2013 Mattson MS, Kornfield JA, Schwartz DM, Maloney RK, Grubbs RH, Photochemical therapy to affect mechanical and/or chemical properties of body tissue (2013)

Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 McFadden SA, 'Neuroscience Laboratory Manual', . The University of Newcastle: The University of Newcastle Press (2007)

Report (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 McFadden SA, 'Efficacy of a novel treatment for myopia in the guinea Pig: Additional studies', VISDEX, California USA, 42 (2009)
2008 McFadden SA, 'Efficacy of a novel treatment for myopia in the guinea pig', VISDEX, California USA, 37 (2008)
2008 McFadden SA, 'Details of Refractive Error for 10X', VISDEX, California USA, 4 (2008)
2008 McFadden SA, 'Efficacy of a novel treatment for degenerative myopia in the guinea pig: Proof of concept.', VISDEX, California USA, 38 (2008)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 61
Total funding $7,687,337

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $22,000

Atropine as a treatment for myopia in children$22,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden, Dr Catherine Dunlop
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401455
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20145 grants / $162,924

Development of a new treatment to prevent blindness from degenerative myopia$100,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden, Associate Professor D Schwartz, Associate Professor Paul Baird, Professor Julia Kornfield
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400967
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Novel Approaches in the Therapy of Myopia$50,924

Funding body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Funding body NIH National Institutes of Health
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Research Grant SF 424 (R&R)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401348
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Scleral Mechanisms Underlying Regional Changes in Myopia$5,000

Funding body: Centre for Eye Research Australia

Funding body Centre for Eye Research Australia
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden, Associate Professor Paul Baird
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400600
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Scleral Mechanisms Underlying Regional Changes in Myopia$5,000

Funding body: Centre for Eye Research Australia

Funding body Centre for Eye Research Australia
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden, Associate Professor Paul Baird
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400600
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme PVC Conference Assistance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401227
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20134 grants / $77,000

Scleral and Retinal Mechanisms Underlying Regional Changes in Myopia$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300470
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Scleral and Retinal Mechanisms Underlying Regional Changes in Myopia$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Near Miss
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300702
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Strategic Support Vision Sciences$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2013$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme PVC Conference Assistance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1401172
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20123 grants / $139,957

Modulation of mammalian ocular growth with competing defocus$126,000

Modulation of mammalian ocular growth with competing defocus-Seed Funding

Funding body: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Funding body The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Project Team
Scheme Seed Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Role of Retinoic Acid in Mediating Retinal Plasticity in Myopia$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Strategic Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401102
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2012$3,957

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401127
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $2,800

Modulation of mammalian ocular growth with competing defocus$2,800

Modulation of mammalian ocular growth with competing defocus-Seed Funding

Funding body: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Funding body Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Project Team
Scheme Seed Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20101 grants / $20,000

Retinal mechanisms underlying myopia$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden, Professor Christine Wildsoet, Dr Eun Jin (Grace) Lee
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900214
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20095 grants / $192,106

Mechanisms underlying emmetropization and local eye growth regulation$100,005

Funding body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Funding body NIH National Institutes of Health
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Collaborative NIH Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189880
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Hidex Triathler HLPC Flow Detector$45,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team
Scheme Capex Equipment Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Inhibition of myopia with competing defocus in the mammalian eye. $23,500

Funding body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Funding body AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Project Team
Scheme Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Efficacy of a treatment for myopia in the guinea pig$13,101

Funding body: Richard Chartrand Eye Research Foundation

Funding body Richard Chartrand Eye Research Foundation
Project Team
Scheme Richard Chartrand Eye Research Foundation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Retinal plasticity and myopia$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team
Scheme Strategic Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20085 grants / $3,617,667

Role of Vision in the Etiology of Axial Myopia$2,390,625

Funding body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Funding body NIH National Institutes of Health
Project Team
Scheme R01
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Novel Treatment for degenerative myopia$1,125,000

Funding body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Funding body NIH National Institutes of Health
Project Team
Scheme STTR R42
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

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

Funding body: VISDEX Corporation

Funding body VISDEX Corporation
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189578
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

XVIII International Congress of Eye Research, Beijing, China, 24/9/2008 - 29/9/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189525
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Faculty Performance Grant $1,250

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team
Scheme Faculty Performance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20077 grants / $2,962,945

Role of Vision in Etiology of Axial Myopia$2,414,285

Funding body: National Institute of Health (NIH)

Funding body National Institute of Health (NIH)
Project Team
Scheme 5 Year Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

The Etiology of Axial Myopia$433,535

Funding body: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Funding body Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme International Science Linkages (ISL) Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187723
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: VISDEX Corporation

Funding body VISDEX Corporation
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188373
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Molecular mechanismsunderlying myopia and its reversal.$19,419

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187236
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

A 3D model of Refractive Error and Image Quality$11,184

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team
Scheme Keats Endownment Research Fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

A 3D model of refractive error and image quality in the guinea pig eye$7,822

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188018
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 6/5/2007 - 11/5/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187657
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $1,000

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology April 30- May 4 , 2006$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186544
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $2,400

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Vision Sciences Soceity Meeting, 1 - 11 May 2005, USA$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185190
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $7,400

Reversal of progressive myopia$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team
Scheme Strategic Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Karten-Hodos: Avian Neurobiology, 4-6 June 2004, USA$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184111
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20033 grants / $27,805

Defining the visual stimuli exposures that both create myopia and protect the young eye from developing myopia$14,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden, Dr Claudia Diaz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182459
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Saccadic eye movements$11,405

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Special Project (Equipment) Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183049
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $12,593

Infrared eye movement measurement system$10,193

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Association for Research in Vision, Florida 5-10 May, 2002$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182008
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20013 grants / $19,017

The effect of Defocus on the Vascular and Lymphatic System of the Avian Choroid$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Dirk Van Helden, Doctor Sally McFadden, Dr Claudia Diaz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180055
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Visit of Dr James Mertz from 1 September 2001 to 12 October 2001$4,870

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181048
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Vision Science Society, USA 4-8 May 2001$2,147

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180826
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20002 grants / $12,384

Vitamin A Product - A Means of Manipulating Myopia?$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178951
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, USA 4-9 November 2000$2,384

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180405
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $2,400

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180445
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19982 grants / $17,158

VISUAL CONTROL OF EYE GROWTH$15,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177409
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Capetown 1-5 September 1998$2,158

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0180349
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19973 grants / $62,228

Cognition in birds$42,000

Funding body: German Govt Exchange Fellowship

Funding body German Govt Exchange Fellowship
Project Team
Scheme German Govt Exchange Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Control of Saccadic Eye Movements$18,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Science & Resources
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Bilateral S&T Program (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176944
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179516
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19962 grants / $77,298

Development of an avian visuomotor model$75,000

Funding body: City University of New York Collaborative Incentive Grant Program

Funding body City University of New York Collaborative Incentive Grant Program
Project Team
Scheme City University of New York Collaborative Incentive Grant Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1998
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

International Congress of Psychology, Montreal (Canada). 16-21 August 1996$2,298

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176512
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19944 grants / $137,848

94,95,96 GRANT. Spatial Vision in Birds: The Role of Accommodation.$107,598

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0172898
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Lens compensation in the guinea pig$18,750

Funding body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Funding body NIH National Institutes of Health
Project Team
Scheme R01
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1995
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

94GRANT. Optical quality and corneal accommodation in the avian eye.$8,500

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Science & Resources
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Bilateral S&T Program (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174680
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Optics of the humming bird$3,000

Funding body: CNPq

Funding body CNPq
Project Team
Scheme CNPq
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

19932 grants / $74,978

Upgrade of Psychology animal house$55,978

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Infrastructure
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Coupling of Eye Movements in an Avian Model$19,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sally McFadden
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0172782
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19901 grants / $35,429

Investigation of an avian model of myopia$35,429

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1990
Funding Finish 1991
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed6
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.45

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Gene Analysis of Myopic Tissues
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Non-Visual Factors Influencing Emmetropization and Eye Growth
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Gene analysis of myopic tissues
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology,The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2011 PhD Genetic and functional Studies of Myopia
Medical Science, University of Melbourne
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Central and Peripheral Changes in Myopia and Implications for Treatment
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD The Ocular Response to Hyperopic and Myopic Defocus in the Guinea Pig Eye
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Investigation of the Cues Underlying Myopia and Their Association with Retinal Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Guinea Pig Eye
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Eye Movements and Attention
Biological Sciences, City University of New York
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Understanding and treating eye diseases: mechanical characterization and photochemical modification of the cornea and sclera
Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Consultant Supervisor
2008 PhD Spatial Frequency and Eye Growth in the Developing Chick
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005 PhD Visual Acuity and Refractive State in the Pigeon (Columba Livia)
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004 PhD The Visual Regulation of Eye Growth and Refractive Error in the Guinea Pig
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Sally McFadden

Position

Senior Lecturer
Head, Visual Sciences Group School of Psychology and HMRI
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Psychology

Contact Details

Email sally.mcfadden@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5634 (OS July-Dec 2015)
Mobile 0401151203
Fax (02) 4921 6980
Link YouTube

Office

Room W236 (Office) W109/W110/W136 (Visual Sciences Laboratory)
Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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