Dr Rachael Niederer
PhD, MBChB, FRANZCO
Uveitis and Medical Retina Specialist
About Rachael's career
Rachael attended Auckland University Medical School from 1997-2002, and won the highly prized Sir William McKenzie award for ‘Early Excellence in Eye Research’.
She completed her PhD on Corneal Nerves and Keratoconus in 2008 and was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s ‘Best Doctoral Thesis’ award.
Rachael completed her Ophthalmology vocational training in both Auckland and Hamilton and in the Ranzco final examination achieved a gold ‘Howsam’ medal for the highest marks in Australia and NZ.
In 2015 – 2016 Rachael completed her Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, specialising in Uveitis and Medical Retina. In 2016 she was appointed Senior Medical Ophthalmologist at Greenlane Hospital and in the same year was the Ranzco college representative for Auckland Ophthalmology trainees. In 2019 Rachael was appointed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, Dept of Ophthalmology.
Rachael’s research interest is extensive and includes more than 90 publications in Int’l journals and over 60 presentations at NZ and International conferences. She is involved as an investigator for Zoster Eye Disease study and has a particular interest Uveitis and Epidemiology of Eye Disease. Rachael is interested in and committed to decreasing inequalities within the community in the provision of eye care.