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Dr Lauren Hepworth PhD, MRes, BMedSci

Post Doctoral Orthoptic Research Fellow Primary Care & Mental Health


Personal Statement

I am currently a Tenure Track Fellow and qualified Orthoptist. I started working for the University of Liverpool as a Research Assistant in 2014 and completed a Stroke Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2023.
I am the interim research director for the British and Irish Orthoptic Society and co-chair for the Cheshire and Merseyside Council of AHP Research (CAHPR) Hub.

My particular research interests include stroke, acquired brain injury and quality of life measurement. I would keen to supervise PhD students on these topic areas when linked to visual impairment.
I am currently the Chief Investigator for the Oxford Cognitive Screen Visual Impairment adaptation study and the Impact of Visual Impairment after Stroke II (IVIS II) study. Most recent research projects I have been involved in include Impact of Visual Impairment after Stroke (IVIS) study, Future Hospital Programme evaluation and as principal investigator for the Paramedic Vision Evaluation (PAVE) study and the Visual Impairment Screening Assessment (VISA) study. I am involved in international collaborations including the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Vision guideline development and the Norwegian Vision In Stroke (NorVIS) network.