Current research projects

The North East and North Cumbria Research Hub has CPD available that’s accessible for Primary Care Optometry workforce interested in research opportunities. HERE

Research Support Service Hub delivered by Newcastle University and Partners – In partnership with the Universities of Durham, Cumbria, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and North of England Commissioning Support Unit

The hub delivered by Newcastle University and Partners brings expertise in the design, development and delivery of health and care research. Hosted in Newcastle University’s Population Health Sciences Institute, the hub sits within a world class research, health care and training ecosystem, recognised by our Academic Health Science Centre, Newcastle Health Innovation Partners. The hub co-hosts, and works closely with, the new RSS Specialist Centre for Public Health.

The vision of this hub is to support research with a new way of working, integrating research development, design and delivery in health care, in public health, and in social care, responding to changing needs and priorities. Capacity building will be a key component: providing timely opportunities for colleagues to acquire relevant research skills, to inspire and enable future research and leaders in research methods.

For more info click; HERE

Searching for a Primary Care Optometry Research Champion for the North East and North Cumbria (application deadline 29th Jan 2024) – see the News article HERE

National research projects are available from the LOCSU website.

Investigating clinicians’ knowledge of CVI, RVI and the support available to patients with vision impairment.

The purpose of this research study aims to explore optometrists, ophthalmologists, and GPs understanding of the benefits and services available to patients who have been certified as severely sight impaired/sight impaired and where these clinicians would signpost these patients for further support and information. We also want to explore awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome. You have been invited because you are a practising clinician.

Who is the researcher?

Dr Emily Charlesworth is an optometrist and post-doctoral research fellow at Anglia Ruskin University. The study will be supervised by Professor Shahina Pardhan from the Vision and Eye Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University.


To participate HERE




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