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Dr Jignasa Mehta BSc(Hons) Orthoptics, MRes, PhD

Professional Lead-Orthoptics, Senior Lecturer School of Health Sciences


Personal Statement

I was appointed as an orthoptic lecturer in 1999 and and my research interests lie in vision and ageing. I have recently completed a project examining the impact of vision on falls and fear of falling in older adults and involved in the National Fall Prevention Co-ordination group. My previous clinical 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.

Currently, following a successful bid to Health Education England for developing Simulation resources, oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative VR tecnology for clinical education. I enjoy using mixed methods in clinical an pedagogical research projects. I am an honorary clinical orthoptist at St.Paul's Eye Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. As professional lead for orthoptics I oversee the delivery of the BSc(Hons), MSc Pre-registration Orthoptic programmes as well as CPD modules.

Externally, I am the international representative for the British and Irish Orthoptic Society leading on the Education and Research group with our international colleagues.

Prizes or Honours

  • BIPOSA Best Abstract Award (2019) (British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association, 2019)
  • Best Poster (Women in Vision UK, 2018)
  • Best Young Researcher (Poster presentation) (Professor Malcom Jackson, 2007)

Funded Fellowships

  • Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship (2016 - 2020)