The focus of my research at UCLIC is tele-ophthalmology-enabled and Artificial Intelligence-ready referral between community optometry and hospital-based eye clinics for retinal disease. This research is in collaboration with Moorfields Eye Hospital, which is a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. The research is conducted under the supervision of Professor Ann Blandford and Professor Enrico Costanza at UCLIC, and Mr Konstantinos Balaskas at Moorfields.
I received a BSc(Hons) in Optometry at Cardiff University in 2016 and completed my pre-registration year at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. After qualifying, I worked as a resident optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital for two years, during which I completed a professional certificate in glaucoma. I then spent a year at the University of Exeter Medical school researching corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) for the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. In addition, since 2017 I have worked as a locum optometrist in primary care, performing NHS and private eye examinations.