Mrs Jignasa Mehta BSc(Hons) Orthoptics

Research Training Fellow (Dunhill Medical Trust) Eye and Vision Science

Biography

Personal Statement

I was appointed as an orthoptic lecturer in 1999 and and my research interests lie in vision and ageing. I have recently been awarded a fellowship from the Dunhill Medical Trust to investigate the impact of vision on falls in the elderly. My previous research experience has involved evaluating clinical issues; studying ocular symptoms affecting visual display unit users, evaluating the effect of a surgical procedure (macular translocation) for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) on ocular motility and binocular vision and appraising the use of a clinical measurement (accommodative facility) in people with ocular symptoms. I have also been involved in a qualitative study which explored the long term access to support for people with sight loss.

Personal Distinctions

  • Best Young Researcher (Poster presentation) (Prize, Professor Malcom Jackson 2007)

Administrative Roles

  • Staff student liasion officer, Disability and Diversity officer, Directorate assessment officer and School of Health sciences assessment officer (2015-16))

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