Lisa Nivison-Smith

NHMRC Research Fellow / Scientia Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

PHD PROJECTS ON OFFER (Project 1Project 2) (May 2022)

HONOURS / MASTERS PROJECTS ON OFFER (Project 1Project 2, Project 3(May 2022)

My research interests lie in improving early detection, diagnosis and understanding of retinal disease, particularly macular degeneration. I am interested in studying retinal remodeling - a process where the cells remaining in the diseased retina change their shape, connections & location. I am trying to detect remodelling with advanced eye imaging devices currently used in clinical practice by optometrists and ophthalmologists as this may help predict which individuals are at most risk of vision loss from macular degeneration. This can lead to better diagnosis and tailored management.

I also work to understand related photoreceptor degenerations such as Retinitis Pigmentosa as well as collaborate with bionic eye engineers at UNSW to design devices that account for remodelling and make them more effective at restoring sight advanced eye imaging technologies.

My current research projects are listed below in My Research Activities. You can also find more information on my research at the Centre For Eye Health Research Group and the Retinal Networks Laboratory 

You can also follow my research on Twitter and Facebook

Journal articles
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Cheung R; Ly A; Katalinic P; Coroneo MT; Chang A; Kalloniatis M; Madigan MC; Nivison-Smith L, 2022, 'Visualisation of peripheral retinal degenerations and anomalies with ocular imaging', Seminars in Ophthalmology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08820538.2022.2039222
2022
Nam J; Ly A; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2022, 'Multispectral pattern recognition measures change in drusen area in age-related macular degeneration with high congruency to expert graders', Scientific Reports, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11070-6
2022
Trinh M; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2022, 'Should clinical automated perimetry be considered for routine functional assessment of early/intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? A systematic review of current literature', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 42, pp. 161 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12919
2022
Kalloniatis M; Wang H; Katalinic P; Ly A; Apel W; Nivison-Smith L; Kalloniatis KF, 2022, 'Ocular ischaemia: signs, symptoms, and clinical considerations for primary eye care practitioners', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 105, pp. 117 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.1999771
2022
Trinh M; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2021, 'Radial peripapillary capillary plexus sparing and underlying retinal vascular impairment in intermediate age-related macular degeneration', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 62, pp. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/IOVS.62.4.2
2021
Trinh M; Khou V; Zangerl B; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2021, 'Modelling normal age-related changes in individual retinal layers using location-specific OCT analysis', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79424-6
2021
Mouiee DA; Meijering E; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L; Williams RA; Nayagam DAX; Spencer TC; Luu CD; McGowan C; Epp SB; Shivdasani MN, 2021, 'Classifying retinal degeneration in histological sections using deep learning', Translational Vision Science and Technology, vol. 10, pp. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/tvst.10.7.9
2021
Trinh M; Khou V; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2021, 'Location-specific thickness patterns in intermediate age-related macular degeneration reveals anatomical differences in multiple retinal layers', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 62, pp. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.62.13.13
2021
Agrawal R; Ding J; Sen P; Rousselot A; Chan A; Nivison-Smith L; Wei X; Mahajan S; Kim R; Mishra C; Agarwal M; Suh MH; Luthra S; Munk MR; Cheung CY; Gupta V, 2020, 'Exploring choroidal angioarchitecture in health and disease using choroidal vascularity index', Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, vol. 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.preteyeres.2020.100829
2020
Nivison-Smith L; Khandelwal N; Tong J; Mahajan S; Kalloniatis M; Agrawal R, 2020, 'Normal aging changes in the choroidal angioarchitecture of the macula', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67829-2
2020
Trinh M; Tong J; Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2020, 'Macula ganglion cell thickness changes display location-specific variation patterns in intermediate age-related macular degeneration', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 61, pp. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.61.3.2
2020
Tong J; Phu J; Khuu SK; Yoshioka N; Choi AY; Nivison-Smith L; Marc RE; Jones BW; Pfeiffer RL; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2019, 'Development of a Spatial Model of Age-Related Change in the Macular Ganglion Cell Layer to Predict Function From Structural Changes', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 208, pp. 166 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2019.04.020
2019
Trinh M; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2019, 'Vascular changes in intermediate age-related macular degeneration quantified using optical coherence tomography angiography', Translational Vision Science and Technology, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/tvst.8.4.20
2019
Nivison‐smith L, 2019, 'Atlas of Retinal OCT Darin R Goldman, Nadia K Waheed and Jay S Duker Elsevier, 2017, 416 pages, RRP $232.00', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 102, pp. 345 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12813
2019
Choi AYJ; Nivison-Smith L; Phu J; Zangerl B; Khuu SK; Jones BW; Pfeiffer RL; Marc RE; Kalloniatis M, 2019, 'Contrast sensitivity isocontours of the central visual field', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48026-2
2019
Ly A; Yapp M; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Developing prognostic biomarkers in intermediate age-related macular degeneration: their clinical use in predicting progression', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 172 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12624
2018
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Multispectral pattern recognition reveals a diversity of clinical signs in intermediate age-related macular degeneration', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 59, pp. 1790 - 1799, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-23076
2018
Nivison-Smith L; Milston R; Chiang J; Ly A; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Peripheral retinal findings in populations with macular disease are similar to healthy eyes', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 38, pp. 584 - 595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12589
2018
Nivison-Smith L; Khoo P; Acosta ML; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Vinpocetine protects inner retinal neurons with functional NMDA glutamate receptors against retinal ischemia', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 167, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2017.10.008
2018
Chiang J; Katalinic P; Nivison-Smith L; Yapp M; Zangerl B; Khuu S; Watt K; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Teaching Ocular Imaging, Disease Diagnosis and Management Within a Work-Integrated Setting: a Novel Model Within an Optometric Education Program', Journal of Optometric Education, vol. 43, pp. 1 - 18, https://journal.opted.org/article/teaching-ocular-imaging-disease-diagnosis-and-management-within-a-work-integrated-setting-a-novel-model-within-an-optometric-education-program/
2018
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Zangerl B; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Advanced imaging for the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration: a case vignettes study', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 243 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12607
2018
Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Nivison-Smith L; Khuu SK; Jones BW; Pfeiffer RL; Marc RE; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Pattern recognition analysis of age-related retinal ganglion cell signatures in the human eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 58, pp. 3086 - 3099, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-21450
2017
Phu J; Khuu S; Nivison-Smith L; Zangerl B; Choi Y; Jones B; Pfeiffer R; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Pattern Recognition Analysis Reveals Unique Contrast Sensitivity Isocontours Using Static Perimetry Thresholds Across the Visual Field', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 58, pp. 4863 - 4876, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-22371
2017
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Fundus Autofluorescence in Age-related Macular Degeneration', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 94, pp. 246 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000997
2017
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Zangerl B; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Self-reported optometric practise patterns in age-related macular degeneration', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 100, pp. 718 - 728, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12528
2017
Nivison-Smith L; Khoo P; Acosta ML; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Pre-treatment with vinpocetine protects against retinal ischemia', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 154, pp. 126 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2016.11.018
2017
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'The advantages of intermediate-tier, inter-optometric referral of low risk pigmented lesions', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 37, pp. 661 - 668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12413
2017
de Souza CF; Nivison-Smith L; Christie DL; Polkinghorne P; McGhee C; Kalloniatis M; Acosta ML, 2016, 'Macromolecular markers in normal human retina and applications to human retinal disease', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 150, pp. 135 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2016.01.002
2016
Choi AYJ; Nivison-Smith L; Khuu SK; Kalloniatis M, 2016, 'Determining spatial summation and its effect on contrast sensitivity across the central 20 degrees of visual field', PLoS One, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158263
2016
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2016, 'Infrared reflectance imaging in age-related macular degeneration', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 36, pp. 303 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12283
2016
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Hennessy MP; Kalloniatis M, 2016, 'Collaborative care of non-urgent macular disease: a study of inter-optometric referrals', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 36, pp. 632 - 642, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12322
2016
Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L; Chua J; Acosta ML; Fletcher EL, 2016, 'Using the rd1 mouse to understand functional and anatomical retinal remodelling and treatment implications in retinitis pigmentosa: A review', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 150, pp. 106 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2015.10.019
2016
Phu J; Trinh WH; Chau-Vo J; Nivison-Smith L; Kalloniatis M, 2015, 'Atypical features of Fuchs uveitis syndrome', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. e394 - e403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000701
2015
Wong E; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad NN; Kalloniatis M, 2015, 'OCT and fundus autofluorescence enhances visualization of white dot syndromes', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 642 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000572
2015
Nivison-Smith L; Obrien BJ; Truong M; Guo CX; Kalloniatis M; Acosta ML, 2015, 'Vinpocetine modulates metabolic activity and function during retinal ischemia', American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, vol. 308, pp. C737 - C749, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpcell.00291.2014
2015
Rogala J; Zangerl B; Assaad N; Fletcher EL; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2015, 'In Vivo Quantification of Retinal Changes Associated With Drusen in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (vol 56, pg 1689, 2015)', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, vol. 56, pp. 4125 - 4128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.14-16221a
2015
Rogala J; Zanger B; Assaad N; Fletcher EL; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2015, 'In vivo quantification of retinal changes associated with drusen in age-related macular degeneration', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 56, pp. 1689 - 1700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.14-16221
2015
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M, 2015, 'Pigmented lesions of the retinal pigment epithelium', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 844 - 857, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000640
2015
Nivison-Smith L; Zhu Y; Whatham A; Bui BV; Fletcher EL; Acosta ML; Kalloniatis M, 2014, 'Sildenafil alters retinal function in mouse carriers of Retinitis Pigmentosa', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 128, pp. 43 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2014.08.014
2014
Nivison-Smith L; Acosta ML; Misra S; O'Brien BJ; Kalloniatis M, 2014, 'Vinpocetine regulates cation channel permeability of inner retinal neurons in the ischaemic retina', Neurochemistry International, vol. 66, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuint.2014.01.003
2014
Nivison-Smith L; Chua J; Tan SS; Kalloniatis M, 2014, 'Amino acid signatures in the developing mouse retina', International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, vol. 33, pp. 62 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2013.12.005
2014
Nivison-Smith L; Milston R; Madigan M; Kalloniatis M, 2014, 'Age-related macular degeneration: Linking clinical presentation to pathology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 91, pp. 832 - 848, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000281
2014
Nivison-Smith L; Collin S; Zhu Y; Ready S; Acosta M; Hunt D; Potter I; Kalloniatis M, 2013, 'Retinal Amino Acid Neurochemistry of the Southern Hemisphere Lamprey, Geotria australis.', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, pp. e58406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058406
2013
Zhu Y; Mistra S; Nivison-Smith L; Acosta ML; Fletcher EL; Kalloniatis M, 2013, 'Erratum: Mapping cation entry in photoreceptors and inner retinal neurons during early degeneration in the P23H-3 rat retina (Visual Neuroscience (2013) DOI: 10.1017/S0952523813000047)', Visual Neuroscience, vol. 30, pp. 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0952523813000047
2013
Nivison-Smith L; Collin SP; Zhu Y; Ready S; Acosta ML; Hunt DM; Potter IC; Kalloniatis M, 2013, 'Correction: Retinal Amino Acid Neurochemistry of the Southern Hemisphere Lamprey,.', PloS one, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/annotation/99baec7f-908c-4e88-8a87-a25f2aa1630c
2013
Zhu Y; Mistra S; Nivison-Smith L; Acosta ML; Fletcher EL; Kalloniatis M, 2013, 'Mapping cation entry in photoreceptors and inner retinal neurons during early degeneration in the P23H-3 rat retina', Visual Neuroscience, vol. 30, pp. 65 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0952523813000047
2013
ZHU Y; MISTRA S; NIVISON-SMITH L; ACOSTA ML; FLETCHER EL; KALLONIATIS M, 2013, 'Mapping cation entry in photoreceptors and inner retinal neurons during early degeneration in the P23H-3 rat retina—CORRIGENDUM', Visual Neuroscience, vol. 30, pp. 121 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0952523813000163
2013
Nivison-Smith L; Sun D; Fletcher EL; Marc R; Kalloniatis M, 2013, 'Mapping kainate activation of inner neurons in the rat retina', Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol. 521, pp. 2416 - 2438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.23305
2013
Kalloniatis M; Loh CS; Acosta M; Tomisich G; Zhu Y; Nivison-Smith L; Fletcher EL; Chua J; Sun D; Arunthavasothy N, 2013, 'Retinal amino acid neurochemistry in health and disease', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12015
2013
Chua J; Nivison-Smith L; Fletcher EL; Trenholm S; Awatramani G; Kalloniatis M, 2013, 'Early remodeling of Müller cells in the rd/rd mouse model of retinal dystrophy', Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol. 521, pp. 2439 - 2453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.23307
2013
Chua J; Nivison-Smith L; Tan SS; Kalloniatis M, 2013, 'Metabolic profiling of the mouse retina using amino acid signatures: Insight into developmental cell dispersion patterns', Experimental Neurology, vol. 250, pp. 74 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2013.09.007
2013
Nivison-Smith L; Weiss AS, 2012, 'Alignment of human vascular smooth muscle cells on parallel electrospun synthetic elastin fibers', Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, vol. 100 A, pp. 155 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.33255
2012
Grant A; Trompf K; Seung D; Nivison-Smith L; Bowcock H; Kresse H; Holmes S; Radford J; Morrow P, 2010, 'Sub-cellular damage by copper in the cnidarian Zoanthus robustus', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - C Toxicology and Pharmacology, vol. 152, pp. 256 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2010.04.013
2010
Almine JF; Bax DV; Mithieux SM; Smith LN; Rnjak J; Waterhouse A; Wise SG; Weiss AS, 2010, 'Elastin-based materials', Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 39, pp. 3371 - 3379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b919452p
2010
Almine JF; Bax DV; Mithieux SM; Nivison-Smith L; Rnjak J; Waterhouse A; Wise SG; Weiss AS, 2010, 'ChemInform Abstract: Elastin-Based Materials', ChemInform, vol. 41, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201051252
2010
Nivison-Smith L; Rnjak J; Weiss AS, 2010, 'Synthetic human elastin microfibers: Stable cross-linked tropoelastin and cell interactive constructs for tissue engineering applications', Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 6, pp. 354 - 359, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2009.08.011
2010
Conference Abstracts
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Nivison-Smith L; Trinh M; Kalloniatis M, 2019, 'Quantity and morphology of inner retinal vasculature is reduced in intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 60 (9), 3443-3443, presented at ARVO
2019
Nivison-Smith L; Tan N; Yoshioka N; Choi AYJ; Zangerl B; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Changes in inner retinal thickness in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) detected using a grid-wise analysis of optical coherence tomography scans.', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442912507095&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Choi AYJ; Nivison-Smith L; Khuu S; Phu J; Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Contrast sensitivity is elevated for stimuli outside cone-driven complete spatial summation in age-related macular degeneration', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442912503191&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Kalloniatis M; Phu J; Choi AYJ; Khuu S; Yoshioka N; Nivison-Smith L; Zangerl B, 2018, 'Hemifield asymmetry analysis within the central 20 degrees in open-angle glaucoma: diagnostic utility of 10-2 visual fields and macula optical coherence tomography', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442932802247&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Nivison-Smith L; Wang H; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Retinal Thickness Changes throughout the Natural History of Drusen in Age-related Macular Degeneration', in Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 95, pp. 648 - 655, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001256
2018
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Zangerl B; Kalloniatis M, 2016, 'Practice patterns in age-related macular degeneration (AMD)', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Seattle, WA, Vol. 57, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, 01 May 2016 - 05 May 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000394210203085&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Nivison-Smith L; Rogala J; Zangerl B; Assaad N; Fletcher EL; Kalloniatis M, 2015, 'Retinal Layer Thickness in Drusen and Drusen-Free Retinal Areas in Age-Related Macular Degeneration', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Denver, CO, Vol. 56, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Denver, CO, 03 May 2015 - 07 May 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362891105093&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2015
Conference Papers
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Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Nivison-Smith L; Khuu S; Jones BW; Pfeiffer RL; Marc RE; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Predicting Age-related Changes with High Accuracy using a Pattern Recognition Derived Retinal Ganglion Cell Regression Model', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Baltimore, MD, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO) - Imaging in the Eye, Baltimore, MD, 06 May 2017 - 11 May 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000432170301259&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Choi AYJ; Nivison-Smith L; Khuu S; Zangerl B; Assaad N; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Translating visual field changes detected with stimuli within and outside complete spatial summation to optical coherence tomography findings in age-related macular degeneration', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Baltimore, MD, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Baltimore, MD, 07 May 2017 - 11 May 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000432176304031&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Ly A; Nivison-Smith L; Yapp M; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Referral pathways for non-urgent macular disease', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Baltimore, MD, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Baltimore, MD, 07 May 2017 - 11 May 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000432176304395&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Choi AYJ; Nivison-Smith L; Assaad N; Khuu SK; Kalloniatis M, 2016, 'Spatial summation across the 10-2 visual field in normals and age-related macular degeneration', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Seattle, WA, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, 01 May 2016 - 05 May 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000394210604341&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Nivison-Smith L; Zhang C; de Souza C; Michael K; Charles M; Philip P; Angus G; Monica A, 2015, 'Water channel permeability in retinal degeneration. the role of aquaporins', in JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Cairns, AUSTRALIA, pp. 374 - 374, presented at 25th Biennial Meeting of the International-Society-for-Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific-Society-for-Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian-Neuroscience-Society, Cairns, AUSTRALIA, 23 August 2015 - 27 August 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000360206300962&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2015
Book Chapters
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Nivison-Smith L; Weiss A, 2011, 'Elastin Based Constructs', in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering - Cells and Biomaterials, InTech, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/23660
2011
  • 2021: UNSW Faculty of Medicine Diversity Award 
  • 2020: School of Optometry and Vision Science ECR award 
  • 2019: UNSW Dean of Science Impact Communication Award
  • 2019: UNSW Presidents Award for Embraces Diversity (as part of the UNSW Women's Science Champions) 
  • 2016: Ian Potter travel award, American Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, USA
  • 2015: CASS travel award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology, Seattle, USA
  • 2010: Travel Award, Australian Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Conference, QLD, AUSTRALIA
  • 2010: Poster Prize, Elastin and Elastic Fibers Gordon Research Conference, Biddeford, MA
  • 2008: Poster Prize, Bosch Scientific Meeting, University of Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2008: Travel Award, Lorne Proteins Conference, VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • 2007: Australian Postgraduate Award
  • 2006: University Medal, University of Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2006: Roslyn Flora Galston Prize for Biochemistry, University of Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2006: Honours Scholarship, University of Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2021: Macular Degeneration Research Grant from the Estate of the late Peter Anthony John Vild: “Get ‘’Outer” Here - Using a novel retinal vasculature analysis to confirm inner retina involvement in age-related macular degeneration” Value: $19K
  • 2020: NHMRC Investigator Grant: "Understanding inner retinal remodelling to improve clinical outcomes for individuals with macular degeneration" Value: $640K
  • 2019: Rebecca L Cooper Foundation: "Novel techniques to improve classification of individuals with macular degeneration" Value: $100K
  • 2019: UNSW RIS Grant: "OCT High Magnification Module" Value: $12K
  • 2018: UNSW RIS Grant: "COMPASS Microperimeter" Value: $55K
  • 2017: UNSW RIS Grant: "Spectralis OCTA" Value: $99K
  • 2016: UNSW Early Career Research Grant: “Late-stage remodelling in retinal degeneration” Value: $8.5K
  • 2015: UNSW Early Career Research Grant: “The metabolic actions of vinpocetine in the treatment of ocular ischaemia” Value: $11K
  • 2015: UNSW MREII Grant: "Tissue Culture Facility" Value: $96K
  • 2014: UNSW Early Career Research Grant: “Transneuronal degradation in the visual cortex of rodents with retinal damage” Value: $10K
  • 2013: UNSW Faculty Research Grant: “Glutamate receptor functionality of bipolar cells in ocular disease” Value: $21K

Optometry, Ophthalmology, Vision Science, Eye disease, Retina, Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • VISN2111 (Ocular Anatomy and Physiology)         Lecturer and Tutor for retinal anatomy and physiology
  • OPTM3205 (Disease Processes of the Eye 2)       Lecturer for diabetes pathophysiology and ocular inflammation
  • OPTM5171/OPTM5271 (Research Project 5A/B)  Research supervisor