Dr Katie Mortlock
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
My research interests have focused on the clinical investigation of common ocular pathologies, such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Research conducted during my doctoral studies and early post-doctoral research centred on the objective and subjective assessment of visual function, with emphasis on clinical visual electrophysiology. These included the photopic negative response (PhNR) and S-cone electroretinogram (ERG), amongst other more standard photopic and scotopic ERG and visual evoked potential techniques. More recently, I have investigated clinically detectable structural changes in the optic nerve head (ONH) in glaucoma using long wavelength laboratory optical coherence tomography.
I am joint Course Co-ordinator and Year Lead for the Preliminary Year at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences. My teaching responsibilities therefore concentrate on this part of the course, although I also contribute to other modules in the first and third years.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
|2001||PhD (Optometry and Vision Sciences) Cardiff University, UK|
|1996||Registration, General Optical Council, UK|
|1995||BSc (Hons), Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK|
- Member of EUROMECH
- Registered with the General Optical Council
|2015 - present||Lecturer (0.4 FTE), School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University|
|2013 - 2014||Teaching Fellow (0.4 FTE), School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University|
|2002 - 2013||Research Associate (part-time since 2004), School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University|
|1996 - 1999||Clinical Demonstrator, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University|
- 2012: Cornea to Cortex, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
- 2012: UKEGS Update, Annual Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Liverpool, UK
- 2011: UKEGS Annual Meeting, Manchester, UK
- 2010: EUROMECH Colloquium 518, Imperial College, London, UK
- 2010: UKEGS Annual Meeting, Liverpool, UK
- 2009: UKEGS Update, Annual Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Birmingham, UK
Committees and reviewing
|2015 - present||Member of the IT committee|
|2015 - present||Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee|
|2013 - present||Learning Central Domain Administrator|
|2013 - present||Member of the BSc Examinations Board|
|2013 - present||Member of the BSc Board of Studies|
|2010 - 2011||Member of the I&E committee|
|2003 - 2013||Member of the Researchers' Forum|
I am joint Course Co-ordinator and Year Lead for the Preliminary Year at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences. My teaching responsibilities are therefore centred around the Preliminary Year, where I am module leader for OP0202, Systemic Pathology in Optometry and OP0205, Introductory Optometry. I also contribute to OP0206, Written and Communication Skills.
Away from the Preliminary Year, I am module leader for the first year module OP1108, Study Skills for Optometry. I also oversee coursework for OP1204, Research and Study Skills and supervise third year research projects for OP3107. I have also delivered a lecture on NHS research ethics for the WOPEC module OPT008, Study and Research Skills for Eye Care Professionals.
Recent research has investigated structural changes within the optic nerve head (ONH), more specifically the lamina cribrosa and inner retina in open angle glaucoma using novel laboratory 1050nm optical coherence tomography (OCT). OCT is an imaging technique which can provide high resolution, three dimensional images of ocular structures in vivo. The use of longer wavelength light sources, such as 1050nm, increases tissue penetration and this enables the examination of deeper ocular structures such as the lamina cribrosa and choroid, which until recently have been virtually impossible to image in vivo. The lamina cribrosa is a key structure in the pathogenesis of glaucoma, as it is thought to be the initial site of ganglion cell axonal damage. Using 1050nm OCT, we have been able to examine and identify changes in the lamina cribrosa in subjects with early and advanced glaucoma.
This research has been undertaken as part of the work of the Optic Nerve Head Group led by Dr Julie Albon, with Prof Rachel North and Prof James Morgan and imaging support from Nick White and Dr James Fergusson from VSBL