Dr Anthea Burnett

Dr Anthea Burnett

Conjoint Lecturer
  • PhD in Public Health: Visual Function in Dry Cleaners, (University of New South Wales-Sydney-UNSW, 2010)
  • Master's in Public Health (International Health and Development), (University of New South Wales-Sydney-UNSW, 2007)
  • Graduate Diploma of Science Journalism, (Deakin University,  2000)
  • Bachelor of Science, Hons, (University of Queensland, 1997)
  • Bachelor of Science  (Griffith University, Queensland 1995)
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Dr. Anthea Burnett is an accomplished academic researcher with over 15 years of experience in leading international eye health research projects. Her research projects have a global span, with a focus on investigating equity in eye care, child eye health, quality of eye health services, affordability of eye health services, and the epidemiology of vision impairment. Her research predominantly revolves around synthesizing evidence for researchers, advocacy efforts, service providers, and policymakers.

Phone
+61 2 9385 4639
Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Burnett A; Meng N; Seiha D; Kong N; Chea S; Dean M; Horm P; Meas KS; Varga B; Ho SM; McGuinness M; Lee L, 2024, 'Quality of Refractive Error Care in Cambodia: An Unannounced Standardized Patient Study.', Ophthalmic Epidemiol, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09286586.2024.2321890
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lee L; Javaid MI; Riaz F; Awan F; Varga B; Ho SM; McGuinness MB; Burnett A, 2023, 'Quality of refractive error care in Pakistan: an unannounced standardised patient study', BMJ Open Ophthalmology, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjophth-2023-001354
    Journal articles | 2023
    Stapleton F; Abad JC; Barabino S; Burnett A; Iyer G; Lekhanont K; Li T; Liu Y; Navas A; Obinwanne CJ; Qureshi R; Roshandel D; Sahin A; Shih K; Tichenor A; Jones L, 2023, 'TFOS lifestyle: Impact of societal challenges on the ocular surface', Ocular Surface, 28, pp. 165 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2023.04.006
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yashadhana A; Lee L; Serova N; Nthete E; Burnett AM, 2023, 'Access to school-based eye health programs in Central Region, Malawi: A qualitative case study', Health Promotion International, 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daad002
    Journal articles | 2022
    Bourne RRA; Cicinelli MV; Sedighi T; Tapply IH; McCormick I; Jonas JB; Congdon NG; Ramke J; Naidoo KS; Fricke TR; Burton MJ; Müller A; Bikbov MM; Furtado JM; Kyari F; He M; Wang YX; Vijaya L; Nangia V; Brian G; Emamian MH; Fotouhi A; Hashemi H; Khandekar RB; Marmamula S; Salomão S; George R; Kazakbaeva G; Braithwaite T; Casson RJ; Iwase A; Gupta N; Abdianwall MH; Varma R; Wong TY; Wang N; Taylor HR; Flaxman SR; Keel S; Resnikoff S; Bron A; Cheng CY; Fernandes A; Friedman D; Gazzard A; Kahloun R; Kempen J; Khairallah M; Lansingh VC; Leasher J; Leveziel N; Limburg H; Nowak M; Pesudovs K; Peto T; Rossetti L; Tahhan N; Alemayehu W; Arditi A; Dana R; Del Monte M; Deva J; Dreer L; Ehrlich J; Ellwein L; Hammond B; Hartnett ME; Ingram A; Khanna R; Kim J; Lim J; Morse A; Musch D; Parodi MB; Ramulu P; Robin A; Serle J; Shen T; Sitorus RS; Stambolian D; Topouzis F; Tsilimbaris M; Virgili G; West S; Ababora JK; AlSawahli H; Andriamanjato HH; Barrenechea R; Batlle JF; Burnett AM; Finger RP; Gallarreta M; Gomez-Bastar PA; Gurung R; Jain E; Kabona GE; Kalua K; Kandeke L; Karimurio J; Kikira SA, 2022, 'Effective refractive error coverage in adults aged 50 years and older: estimates from population-based surveys in 61 countries', The Lancet Global Health, 10, pp. e1754 - e1763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00433-8
    Journal articles | 2022
    Burnett AM; Lee L; McGuinness M; Varga B; Perez Hazel Y; Ho SM, 2022, 'Quality of refractive error care (Q.REC) in Cambodia, Malaysia and Pakistan: Protocol for a cross-sectional unannounced standardised patient study', BMJ Open, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057594
    Journal articles | 2022
    McCormick I; Butcher R; Evans JR; Mactaggart IZ; Limburg H; Jolley E; Sapkota YD; Oye JE; Mishra SK; Bastawrous A; Furtado JM; Joshi A; Xiao B; Ravilla TD; Bourne RRA; Cieza A; Keel S; Burton MJ; Ramke J; Ababora JK; AlSawahli H; Alvarado DM; Andriamanjato HH; Ashraf Amalius A; Barrenechea R; Batlle JF; Brea I; Burnett AM; Chiriboga FA; Davaatseren U; Duerksen R; Eusebio CI; Finger RP; Gomez-Bastar PA; Gonzales C; Gurung R; Hajar S; Jadoon MZ; Jain E; Kabona GE; Kalua K; Kandeke L; Kandel RP; Karimurio J; Kulkarni S; Lansingh VC; Lepcha NT; Mathenge W; Mohammadi SF; Mörchen M; Muhammad N; Musana PB; Mutati GC; Nano ME; Németh J; Paduca A; Páez A; Polack S; Rabiu MM; Rif'ati L; Rodríguez Rodríguez BN; Salowi MA; Sargent N; Syumarti M; Thoufeeq U; Villalobos AV; Wachira JW; Wu M; Xiao B; Yee Melgar M; Zhang XJ, 2022, 'Effective cataract surgical coverage in adults aged 50 years and older: estimates from population-based surveys in 55 countries', The Lancet Global Health, 10, pp. e1744 - e1753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00419-3
    Journal articles | 2022
    Paudel P; Kovai V; Burnett A; Naduvilath T; Ho SM; Fricke T; Giap NV, 2022, 'Effects of a community-based health education intervention on eye health literacy of adults in Vietnam', International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 60, pp. 149 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2021.1905028
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ramke J; Evans JR; Habtamu E; Mwangi N; Silva JC; Swenor BK; Congdon N; Faal HB; Foster A; Friedman DS; Gichuhi S; Jonas JB; Khaw PT; Kyari F; Murthy GVS; Wang N; Wong TY; Wormald R; Yusufu M; Taylor H; Resnikoff S; West SK; Burton MJ; Aghaji A; Adewole AT; Csutak A; Salam AS; Paduca A; Bron AM; Denniston AK; Lazo Legua A; Halim A; Tefera AW; Mwangi A; Jenkins AJ; Davis A; Meddeb-Ouertani A; Wali AH; Palis AG; Bastos de Carvalho A; Joshi A; Kreis AJ; Mueller A; Bastawrous A; Cooper A; Smith AF; Grzybowski A; Arvind A; Karanu AM; Orlina AO; Burnett A; Yashadhana A; Abeydeera AP; Abdurakhmanova A; Mohamed A; Bacchav A; Bernhisel A; Webson AW; Azuara-Blanco A; Hossain A; Ilhan B; Assumpta Lucienne B; Tousignant B; Shamanna BR; Wiafe B; Mueller B; Caglar C; Mpyet C; Abraham CH; Cheung CY; Thiel CL; Jan CL; Emedike C; Chuluunkhuu C; Chinyere C; Henein C; Gilbert CE; Bascaran C; Nitulescu CE; Patel D; Bachani D; Kiage D; Etya'ale D; Dahdal D; Woo Lawson D; Godin D; Nkanga DG; Ondeyo DM; O'Brien D; Mutie DM; Alalawi ESK; Mayorga E; Bin Hashim E; Ashrafi E; Kishiki EA; Kurian E; D'Esposito F; Masila F; Pena FY; Büsch F; Carnt N; Marmamula S; Khanna R; Keay L; Fricke T, 2022, 'Grand Challenges in global eye health: a global prioritisation process using Delphi method', The Lancet Healthy Longevity, 3, pp. e31 - e41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568(21)00302-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Burn H; Hamm L; Black J; Burnett A; Harwood M; Burton MJ; Evans JR; Ramke J, 2021, 'Eye care delivery models to improve access to eye care for Indigenous peoples in high-income countries: A scoping review', BMJ Global Health, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-004484
    Journal articles | 2021
    Burnett A; Paudel P; Massie J; Kong N; Kunthea E; Thomas V; Fricke TR; Lee L, 2021, 'Parents' willingness to pay for children's spectacles in Cambodia', BMJ Open Ophthalmology, 6, pp. e000654, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjophth-2020-000654
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lee L; Burnett AM; D'esposito F; Fricke T; Nguyen LT; Vuong DA; Nguyen HTT; Yu M; Nguyen NVM; Huynh LP; Ho SM, 2021, 'Indicators for assessing the quality of refractive error care', Optometry and Vision Science, 98, pp. 24 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001629
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yashadhana A; Fields T; Burnett A; Zwi A, 2021, 'Re-examining the gap: A critical realist analysis of eye health inequity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians', Social Science and Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114230
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yashadhana A; Serova N; Lee L; Luque LC; Ramirez L; Silva JC; Burnett AM, 2021, 'Access to school-based eye health programs: A qualitative case study, Bogotá, Colombia', Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health, 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2021.154
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lee L; Burnett AM; Panos JG; Paudel P; Keys D; Ansari HM; Yu M, 2020, '3-D printed spectacles: potential, challenges and the future', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 103, pp. 590 - 596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.13042
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yashadhana A; Lee L; Massie J; Burnett A, 2020, 'Non‐clinical eye care support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review', Medical Journal of Australia, 212, pp. 222 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50480
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yashadhana A; Morse A; Tatipata S; Lim N; Rogers A; Lee L; Burnett AM, 2020, 'Using quality improvement strategies to strengthen regional systems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health in the Northern Territory', Australian Journal of Rural Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12575
    Journal articles | 2019
    Burn H; Black J; Harwood M; Gordon I; Burnett AM; Hamm LM; Evans J; Ramke J, 2019, 'Eye care delivery models to improve access to eye care for Indigenous people in high-income countries: Protocol for a scoping review', BMJ Open, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029214
    Journal articles | 2019
    Burnett A; Lee L; D’Esposito F; Wabulembo G; Cama A; Guldan G; Nelisse M; Koim SP; Keys D; Poffley AJ; Limburg H; Garap J, 2019, 'Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness and diabetic retinopathy in people aged 50 years and older in the National Capital District of Papua New Guinea', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 103, pp. 743 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-311803
    Journal articles | 2019
    Congdon N; Burnett A; Frick K, 2019, 'The impact of uncorrected myopia on individuals and society', Community Eye Health Journal, 32, pp. 7 - 8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lee L; D'Esposito F; Garap J; Wabulembo G; Koim SP; Keys D; Cama AT; Limburg H; Burnett A, 2019, 'Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness in Papua New Guinea: A nationwide survey', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 103, pp. 338 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-311802
    Journal articles | 2018
    Burnett AM; Yashadhana A; Lee L; Serova N; Brain D; Naidoo K, 2018, 'Interventions to improve school-based eye-care services in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 96, pp. 682 - 694d, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.212332
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fricke TR; Tahhan N; Resnikoff S; Papas E; Burnett A; Ho SM; Naduvilath T; Naidoo KS; Papas E, 2018, 'Global Prevalence of Presbyopia and Vision Impairment from Uncorrected Presbyopia: Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Modelling', Ophthalmology, 125, pp. 1492 - 1499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.04.013
    Journal articles | 2016
    Burnett A; Yashadhana A; Cabrera Aguas M; Hanni Y; Yu M, 2016, 'Experiences of vision impairment in Papua New Guinea: Implications for blindness prevention programs', Rural and Remote Health, 16
    Journal articles | 2016
    Burnett AM; Morse A; Naduvilath T; Boudville A; Taylor HR; Bailie R, 2016, 'Delivery of Eye and Vision Services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Healthcare Centers.', Frontiers in Public Health, 4, pp. 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00276
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ko R; Macleod C; Pahau D; Sokana O; Keys D; Burnett A; Willis R; Wabulembo G; Garap J; Solomon AW, 2016, 'Population-Based Trachoma Mapping in Six Evaluation Units of Papua New Guinea', Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 23, pp. 22 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09286586.2016.1235715
    Journal articles | 2015
    Burnett A; Yu M; Paudel P; Naduvilath T; Fricke TR; Hani Y; Garap J, 2015, 'Perceptions of Eye Health and Eye Health Services among Adults Attending Outreach Eye Care Clinics in Papua New Guinea', Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 22, pp. 361 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09286586.2015.1057604
    Journal articles | 2015
    Paudel P; Khadka J; Burnett A; Hani Y; Naduvilath T; Fricke TR, 2015, 'Papua New Guinea vision-specific quality of life questionnaire: A new patient-reported outcome instrument to assess the impact of impaired vision', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 43, pp. 202 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.12413
    Journal articles | 2008
    Holden BA; Fricke T; Ho SM; Wong PR; Schlenther G; Cronje S; Burnett A; Papas EB; Naidoo KS; Frick K; Papas E, 2008, 'Global Vision Impairment Due to Uncorrected Presbyopia', Archives of Ophthalmology, 126, pp. 1731 - 1739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archopht.126.12.1731
    Journal articles | 2008
    Szczesniak MM; Fuentealba S; Burnett A; Cook IJ, 2008, 'Differential relaxation and contractile responses of the human upper esophageal sphincter mediated by interplay of mucosal and deep mechanoreceptor activation', American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 294, pp. G982 - G988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpgi.00496.2007
    Journal articles | 2006
    Saussele S; Adam K; Hochhaus A; Bene MC; Buechner T; Burnett A; Finazzi G; Fonatsch C; Gluckman E; Goekbuget N; Grimwade DJ; Haferlach T; Hallek M; Hasford J; Hoelzer D; Ljungman P; Niederwieser D; Serve H; Simonsson B; de Witte TJM; Hehlmann R, 2006, 'Clinical research at the European LeukemiaNet', DEUTSCHE MEDIZINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, 131, pp. 2423 - 2426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-2006-955027
  • Preprints | 2023
    Burnett A; Meng N; Seiha D; Kong N; Chea S; Dean M; Horm P; Meas KS; Varga B; Ho SM; McGuinness M; Lee L, 2023, Quality of Refractive Error Care in Cambodia: An Unannounced Standardised Patient Study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.06.11.23291172
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Jaiswal S; Golebiowski B; Burnett A; Jalbert I, 2022, 'Eye irritation in Australian wildland firefighters', Adelaide, presented at AFAC 2022: Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council, Adelaide, 23 August 2022
    Theses / Dissertations | 2019
    Yashadhana A, 2019, The Patient Experience in Eye Care Study: An exploration of the sociocultural and political determinants of diabetic eye care in rural Aboriginal communities, UNSW, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/61532
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Ballreich J; Burnett A; Frick K; Ho A; Arkapaw L; Kleinert A, 2016, 'ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF AN AUTOMATED RETINAL IMAGE ANALYSIS IN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER POPULATIONS FOR DETECTION OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY', in VALUE IN HEALTH, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, pp. A5 - A5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2016.03.021
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Burnett AM; Brown H; Morse A; Waddell C; Naduvilath T, 2015, 'Eye care pathways for people with diabetes in Aboriginal community controlled health centres', Melbourne, presented at IDF 2013 World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne, 02 March 2015 - 06 March 2015
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Yashadhana A; Fields T; Fernando W; Brown K; Blitner G; Hayes F; Stanley R; Donnelly B; Jerrard B; Burnett A; Zwi A, 2015, 'Indigenous Australians' perceptions of diabetic eye disease: Understanding prevention, access to care and social determinants', Vancouver, Canada, presented at World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 30 November 2015 - 05 December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/rg.2.1.3263.8807
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Yashadhana A; Stanley R; Hayes F; Blitner G; Burnett A; Zwi A, 2015, 'Understanding eye health inequity through the experiences of Indigenous people in remote Australia', Durban, South Africa, presented at World Social Science Forum, Durban, South Africa, 13 September 2015 - 16 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/rg.2.1.2443.5685
    Conference Posters | 2014
    Yashadhana A; Zwi A; Burnett AM, 2014, 'Patient & Community Perspectives in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health: A Meta-Narrative review protocol', Melbourne, presented at Lowitja Institute National Conference on CQI 2014 in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, Melbourne, 17 March 2014 - 18 March 2015

Dr. Burnett is part of the Knowledge Management team at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), and offers her expertise in academic research and is a representative within sectoral working groups. One of her notable responsibilities includes managing the IAPB Vision Atlas, ensuring it reflects the latest evidence crucial for policymakers, health planners, eye health professionals, NGOs, patient groups, and advocates.  Dr. Burnett is instrumental in preparing sector wide measures of progress, and provides input into global eye health data and evidence requirements.

Dr. Burnett provides ongoing research consulting services to the Fred Hollows Foundation in developing tools aimed at improving eye health outcomes. Current/past projects include developing a methodology and toolkit for assessing the quality of refractive error care in low-resource settings, establishing internal processes to evaluate the Foundation's provision of eye health services in an equitable and disability-inclusive manner, and working on the development of an organizational refractive error strategy aligned with the WHO World Report on Vision, WHO Global report on assistive technology, and the IAPB 2030 IN SIGHT strategy.

Dr. Burnett is an Assistive Technology Technical Advisor with ATscale, the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology.

My Teaching

I have teaching expertise Public Health.

  • PHCM9381 - Policy Studies
  • PHCM9108 - Program Design & Evaluation