Dr Peter Wagner
Casual Academic

Dr Peter Wagner

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Peter Wagner is a Research Associate based in the Sensory Processes Research Laboratory at the School of Optometry and Vision Science. His research is concerned with eye-movement recording and the development of novel methods for artificial vestibular stimulation in humans. Peter’s current research aims to create immersive devices for improving 'extreme' virtual reality (VR) - where stimulation of visual, acoustic, proprioceptive and vestibular systems together is used to enhance user experiences in head-mounted display (HMD) VR.

Peter Wagner also has broad interdisciplinary skills in optometry, bioengineering, and software development for the creation of wearable devices to support myopia research.  His PhD thesis undertaken at the University of New South Wales investigated how the 3D appearance of ecological environments affect the human eye e.g., how the exposure to distinct natural environments might lead to short-sightedness (myopia). This PhD was supported by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, and ongoing research in the space using the technology developed will help to understand why children become short-sighted.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Fricke TR; Keay L; Resnikoff S; Tahhan N; Koumbo O; Paudel P; Ayton LN; Britten-Jones AC; Kweon S; Li JCH; Lee L; Wagner P; Weng R; Beranger B; Olivier J, 2023, 'Improving population-level refractive error monitoring via mixture distributions', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 43, pp. 445 - 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.13105
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Objective Quantification and Topographic Dioptric Demand of Near-Work', Translational Vision Science and Technology, 12, pp. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/tvst.12.2.28
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Blinking and normal ocular surface in school-aged children and the effects of age and screen time', BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjo-2022-321645
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Estimating 3D spatiotemporal point of regard: a device evaluation', Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, 39, pp. 1343 - 1351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.457663
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Wagner P; Kim J; Ranjan R; Cai Y; iwasaki S; Palmisano S, 2022, 'Using Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS) to Enhance User Experiences in HMD-Based Virtual Reality', Fukuoka International Congress Center, presented at Proceedings of the International Display Workshops Volume 29 (IDW '22), Fukuoka International Congress Center, 14 December 2022 - 16 December 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.36463/idw.2022.0649
    Conference Posters | 2022
    2022, 'Wide field topographical choroidal thickness measurement following binocular, eye-tracking mapped, short-term optical defocus', Denver CO, USA, presented at ARVO 2022, Denver CO, USA, 30 May 2022 - 05 June 2022, https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2782060&resultClick=1
    Conference Posters | 2021
    2021, 'Device Development to objectively assess “near work”', presented at ARVO, 01 May 2021, https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2773119
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    2021, 'Real-life in situ measurement of blinking using a wearable device: establishing a gold standard for spontaneous blinking', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Vol. 62, pp. 1281 - -, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    Conference Posters | 2021
    2021, 'Real-life in situ measurement of blinking using a wearable device: establishing a gold standard for spontaneous blinking', virtual, presented at ARVO, virtual, 01 May 2021 - 07 May 2021
    Conference Posters | 2021
    2021, 'Real-life in situ measurement of blinking using a wearable device: establishing a gold standard for spontaneous blinking.', Boston, MA, USA, Vol. 98, presented at American Academy of Optometry, Boston, MA, USA, 03 November 2021 - 06 November 2021
    Conference Posters | 2019
    2019, 'Error Estimation of 3D-Eye-Models in Eye-Tracking Protocols', Alicante / Spain, presented at European Conference on Eye Movements, Alicante / Spain, 18 August 2019 - 22 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.11249.02403