4 June 2024

Join our optometric and ophthalmic community research webinar

The College and Eye Research Group Oxford are collaborating to bring you a webinar on Monday 24 June, on how optometrists can get involved in research.

The webinar will give attendees an overview of what to expect when getting started with research. It will also include examples of those who have done primary care research, and an introduction to the NHS’s structures for primary care and clinical research.

This webinar is open to all who are interested, and is not restricted to Oxford-area optometrists.

Date: Monday, 24 June 2024

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm 

Speakers and topics:

  • Ophthalmic community research in Oxfordshire         
    Aleena Viepadan - Research Coordinator, ERGO
  • Conducting practice-based research 
    Ian Jarvis MCOptom - Principal Optometrist at Jarvis Optometrist, Dundee
  • The NIHR Ophthalmology Specialty Group
    Deepali Varna - Chair of the NIHR Ophthalmology Specialty Group
  • Getting started with research: NIHR eLearning   
    Professor Julie-Anne Little MCOptom - Professor of optometry and vision science, Ulster University
  • Primary care research opportunities 
    Dr Nicholas Thomas - Clinical Director and Primary Care Specialty Lead - NIHR Thames Valley and South Midlands
  • Research strategy and practice-based research work 
    Michael Bowen - Director of Research, College of Optometrists
  • The role of an optometrist in eye research: unique perspectives and insights
    Shabnam Raji MCOptom – Research Optometrist, ERGO
  • NIHR CRN research delivery support – how can we help? 
    Clare Arnison Newgass – Primary Care Research Nurse

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